The Marlins are worst in the league in many categories, including wins (four), and the Nationals need to take advantage.

The veteran pitcher, who reportedly did not elaborate, becomes the fifth Boston player to say he won't accompany the World Series champions to the White House, although only one has specified that his decision was based on objections to President Trump.

The team said it made its decision out of a preference for “erring on the side of sensitivity.” Smith had a 1931 hit with “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” and she also recorded a song titled “Pickaninny Heaven.”


Nationals-Marlins series preview: Win the ones you’re supposed to

The Marlins are worst in the league in many categories, including wins (four), and the Nationals need to take advantage.

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A tale of two Nats signings: Patrick Corbin (good), Trevor Rosenthal (not so much)

The nine-figure signing of the left-hander looks like money well spent, but the bullpen’s struggles threaten to sink the season.

Patrick Corbin gives Nationals head start, Sean Doolittle hangs on to top Giants, 4-2

In perhaps the finest start of the Nationals’ season, Corbin carries a no-hitter into the fifth inning and exits having allowed one run on two hits while walking one and striking out nine.

Former Rays draft pick Joey Rickard delivers winning hit for the Orioles against ex-team

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Baltimore starter is hit hard in 8-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

  • Nathan Ruiz
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Avisail Garcia’s two-run homer in the fourth put the Rays up for good.

  • Nathan Ruiz
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The Nationals have to decide — quickly — how much they value Rendon, how they view him compared with Nolan Arenado, how much they are willing to spend to keep this homegrown talent at home.

Insults escalated as Edwards struggled on the mound to open the season.

Puig, traded in the offseason, expressed apathy about being late to receive his jewelry for helping the Dodgers win the NLCS before taking Kershaw deep.

Tebow, whom Mets decision-makers view as a legitimate major league prospect, is attempting to become the eighth man to play in the NFL and MLB.

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The 28-year-old infielder, the franchise's second-longest tenured player behind Ryan Zimmerman, values his role as a relied-upon depth option as he rolls into a 13th minor league season. Yet his hope is often met by reality staring right back.

  • Analysis

Sale was projected to be the most valuable pitcher in the AL this year and the second most valuable pitcher in the majors after New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom. He is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA.

Baltimore is shut out for the the first time this season in 4-0 loss to Boston.

  • Jon Meoli
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Adam Eaton, Howie Kendrick homer in eighth, and Wander Suero and Sean Doolittle seal the deal.

One night after another bullpen collapse, the Nationals recalled the 2014 sixth-round pick from Class AAA Fresno.

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LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays in early test, Sabathia’s streak, Walker’s late surge

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The Seattle Mariners blew an eight-run lead they took into the seventh inning before they rallied to beat the Angels 11-10

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McMahon hits 2 homers, Freeland tosses 6 scoreless innings as Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

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Joey Votto hit his first career leadoff homer and Tucker Barnhart and Jesse Winker also connected for the Cincinnati Reds, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 to snap a four-game losing streak

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