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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, greets Jackson Rutledge, a right-handed pitcher from San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, Texas, onstage after Rutledge was elected No. 17 by the Washington Nationals in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals’ top draft pick Rutledge signs

So much has changed since then for Jackson Rutledge, whose journey took him to the Nationals’ first-base dugout on Monday just minutes after the team announced his signing.

Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means delivers against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Red Sox use late rally, big 10th inning to beat Orioles

- Associated Press

A comeback victory in a game that appeared to be lost enabled the Boston Red Sox to stroll out of Camden Yards feeling quite satisfied about where they stand at this point in the season.

Washington Nationals' Brian Dozier (9) celebrates in the dugout after scoring during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ** FILE **

Prolonged homestand gives surging Nationals chance to resurrect season

With a 12-5 run over their last 17 games entering Thursday, the Washington Nationals are at least in the playoff discussion as the calendar nears summer and the team begins its longest, most important homestand to date.

Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, in custody in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is transferred by police to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. His lawyer Deivi Solano said Feliz Garcia had no idea who he'd picked up and what was about to happen, and that he expected Feliz Garcia would be charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman) **FILE**

Six suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

- Associated Press

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country’s most beloved sports hero.

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Judge: 1 year of prison for suspect in David Ortiz shooting

- Associated Press

A man nicknamed "Bone" was ordered Monday to spend one year in preventive prison as Dominican authorities said they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the attempted killing of baseball great David Ortiz, who is recovering at a hospital in Boston.

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado, right, throws down his helmet as he yells at home plate umpire Bill Welke, who had called Machado out on strikes during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Padres' Machado denies bumping umpire, to appeal 1-game ban

- Associated Press

San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine.

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

Associated Press

American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program.

Reds' Gennett begins rehab assignment from groin injury

- Associated Press

Scooter Gennett began a rehab assignment Monday, the final step in returning from a severe groin injury in spring training that has sidelined the Cincinnati Reds second baseman all season.

New group forms to fight for UW funding

Associated Press

A new group is forming to push for ending a University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze and more state funding for UW-Madison.

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez runs after hitting a triple against the Detroit Tigers during the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound

- Associated Press

There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout.

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier grounds out softly by Chicago White Sox third baseman Jose Rondon during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Yankees won 10-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

No room: Frazier squeezed out of Yanks' lineup, sent down

Associated Press

Hot-hitting Clint Frazier was squeezed out of the New York Yankees' powerful lineup and sent down to the minors Sunday, another frustrating episode in what's been a breakout season for the 24-year-old outfielder.

San Diego Padres' Greg Garcia follows the flight of his triple to drive in two runs off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Padres edge Rockies in another slugfest at Coors Field

Associated Press

The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday.