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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, shakes hands with catcher Austin Romine after the Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

- Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Lucas Giolito allowed four runs, including two earned, walked three and struck out none over 31/3 innings in a 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Giolito was sent back to Triple-A Syracuse following the game. (Associated Press)

A bad week ends with a bad loss for Nationals

- The Washington Times

Sunday brought a late implosion, the cringing kind of loss that sends onlookers to social media in search of updates on trade news with the non-waiver trade deadline is just a week away.

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Mike Piazza, left, and Ken Griffey Jr. hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

- Associated Press

The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year - No. 1,390 - is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in New York. The Yankees won 3-1. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) **FILE**

Yankees reportedly discussing deal to send Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

- Associated Press

New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Stephen Strasburg’s 16-game win streak snapped by Dodgers in Nationals’ loss

- The Washington Times

The loss snapped Strasburg’s 16-game winning streak — the second-longest in Washington baseball history behind Firpo Marberry’s 17 in in 1930-31 with the Senators. The Nationals’ $175 million man started this season 13-0 with a 2.51 earned-run average — a streak manager Dusty Baker called “one of the best I’ve ever seen, I think.”

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