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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to win over Braves

- Associated Press

Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Thursday night.

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg follows through on a single during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Strasburg has a historic night for Nats

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg had the best night ever for a Nationals pitcher on Thursday — as a hitter.

Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde (23) winds up a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Erick Fedde will start for Nationals Wednesday as Scherzer makes progress

- The Washington Times

Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced Tuesday that Erick Fedde will be called up from the Double-A Harrisburg Senators to start on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Max Scherzer threw from about 75 feet in warmups at Camden Yards.

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (44) in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) **FILE**

Trevor Rosenthal makes debut for Tigers

- The Washington Times

After a disastrous stint with the Washington Nationals, Rosenthal made his debut with the Detroit Tigers on Monday after getting called up earlier that day. And in true Rosenthal-like fashion, the reliever was erratic. But this time at least, he was effective.

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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper watches his RBI-single off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Richard Rodriguez during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Harper, Haseley help Phillies beat Pirates 6-1

- Associated Press

Bryce Harper's go-ahead RBI single was one of 15 hits the Philadelphia Phillies used to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Friday night, giving them back-to-back victories for the first time since July 2.

Chicago White Sox outfielders John Jay, left, and Leury Garcia, right, smile as they jog off the field after a win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

White Sox end 7-game skid, win 9-2 as Rays drop 9 games back

- Associated Press

Leury García had four hits, including three doubles, Reynaldo López won for the first time in six starts and the Chicago White Sox stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Friday night.

Toronto Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Blue Jays bat around in 4th and 6th, rout Tigers 12-1

- Associated Press

Marcus Stroman breezed through seven scoreless innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays batted around in both the fourth and the sixth on their way to a 12-1 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander gestures after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Orioles hit 2 HRs off Price, cruise past Red Sox 11-2

- Associated Press

Anthony Santander and Keon Broxton homered off David Price, and the Baltimore Orioles got six solid innings from rookie right-hander John Means in an 11-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) and shortstop Javier Baez celebrate their win over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game, Friday, July,19, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5

Associated Press

Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with cancer.

3 minor leaguers suspended for positive drug tests

Associated Press

Minnesota pitcher Jesus Medina, Arizona shortstop Teofilo Mendez and free agent pitcher Wandy Moya have been suspended 72 games each under baseball's minor league drug program following positive tests for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol.

New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, right, gets in the face of home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of game one of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. Boone had already been ejected when he expressed his displeasure with the umpire's calls. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yanks' Boone suspended, "not real proud" of profane rant

- Associated Press

Yankees manager Aaron Boone expected to be suspended following his profane rant at a rookie umpire and opted to serve his one-game ban against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bumgarner shines, Giants top Mets in 16 for 6th in a row

- Associated Press

You bet Madison Bumgarner pleaded to Bruce Bochy to start the 10th inning. And of course the big left-hander remained a little irked afterward considering he didn't get the chance.