When he spoke to reporters after the Washington Nationals’ series finale with the D-backs in Arizona this weekend, Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker said that Stephen Strasburg, who was lifted from the game with achiness/stiffness in his forearm, would see team doctors when the Nationals got back home to the nation’s capital. “He’s had a little stiffness, really couldn’t get loose even though he was throwing the ball well,” Baker explained, “so we’ll analyze it when we get back home, after he sees our doctors, and hopefully we’ll have an answer on Tuesday.” Asked if the Nationals had any tests (an MRI?) scheduled, Baker said no... a couple times. “No, no, no, no, no, he’s just got to see the doctors.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter It can't be easy to take the mound when your name is swirling in the middle of all the trade rumors, but Sonny Gray and Lance Lynn certainly didn't hurt their trade value with strong outings Tuesday. Gray made his 114th career start for the A's as rumors of the Yankees' pursuit of him continued to heat up: In six strong innings against the Blue Jays, Gray did give up four runs, but he wasn't hit hard, as his own error led to four unearned runs. He fanned nine and certainly looked like the kid who burst onto the scene in the 2013 postseason,
The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is now only six days away, and, to mark the occasion, we made seven predictions leading up to the big day. Make sure you check that out. Now here's a recap of the day in MLB ... Tuesday's scores Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 2 (box score) New York Yankees 4, Cincinnati Reds 2 (box score) Houston Astros 5, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (box score) Milwaukee Brewers 8, Washington Nationals 0 (box score) Toronto Blue Jays 4, Oakland Athletics 1 (box score) Tampa Bay Rays 5, Baltimore Orioles 4 (box score) Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 1 (box score) Cleveland Indians 11, Angels 7 in 11 innings (box score) Texas Rangers 10, Marlins 4 (box score)