Some found the timing of Harper's new look, coming on the day of a doubleheader against the Bronx Bombers, to perhaps be less than coincidental.

‘We were very, very excited to see this,’ Dave Martinez says after the rookie right-hander pitches solidly in his third start of the season.

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The rookie, who was not even in the majors when Washington’s game was suspended last month, belts a blast in a 5-3 opening win before the Nats lose the nightcap, 4-2.

Bryce Harper shaved his beard. Um, did that have anything to do with facing the Yankees?

Some found the timing of Harper's new look, coming on the day of a doubleheader against the Bronx Bombers, to perhaps be less than coincidental.

Nationals bolster bullpen in trade for Kelvin Herrera: ‘We have an all-star closer right now’

Washington made a huge, early summer deal without giving up any of its top prospects.

Erick Fedde takes loss for Nationals but impresses manager

‘We were very, very excited to see this,’ Dave Martinez says after the rookie right-hander pitches solidly in his third start of the season.

Reliever had not allowed one in more than a year before Toronto hits a pair back-to-back in 8-6 loss.

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The first baseman, now in the third season of a seven-year, $161 million deal, has more strikeouts than hits, RBIs and home runs combined.

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The use of the strategy is at an all-time high, and so are strikeouts. Batting averages, meanwhile, are at a 46-year low.

The crew chief on the receiving end of Terry Collins's tirade comes off well, but MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred explained that umpires agreed to wear microphones on the condition that the audio would never leak out.

MLB owners approve transfer of power. The younger Lerner, 64, expects little in the decision-making process to change: “We will do whatever it takes to win.”

Trout has always been productive at the plate, but improved play in the field has him on another level.

Two-way sensation likely would be out until 2020 if he needs his elbow ligament replaced.

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Both teams are on pace to win more than 100 games. But the team that doesn't win the division will face a 'coin-flip' game to start the playoffs.

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The Tigers were not amused.

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Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another.

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It was a long and odd day, one that started with teenager Juan Soto homering in a game that officially was played before he made his major league debut.

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Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

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A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday:

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Jose Altuve upped the pressure on Alex Bregman as he walked to home plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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Trevor Bauer turned from pitcher to politician to prize fighter.

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Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle was going through his usual routine Monday, preparing if needed for a save, when general manager Mike Rizzo sought him out.

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Los Angeles Angels two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani will be re-evaluated within the next three weeks to gauge progress in his recovery from a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

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Elvis Andrus is back in the Texas lineup after his first trip to the disabled list.

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Juan Soto’s latest feat: homering in a game played before he made his major league debut.

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The Indians caught a lucky break. Carlos Carrasco is only bruised.

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The Houston Astros have extended the contract of general manager Jeff Luhnow through the 2023 season and added president of baseball operations to his title.

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The Indians have activated starting first baseman Yonder Alonso from the family medical emergency list.

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The Mariners have activated right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio from the 10-day disabled list as they continue to add options in their bullpen.

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On the morning of June 18 two years ago, the Atlanta Braves were 21-46. Now they’re atop the NL East.

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