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LEADING OFF: Strasburg scratched, Nats aim to end 7-game rut

A look at what's happening all around the majors on Sunday:



The NL East-leading Nationals have lost seven in a row and now they've lost their ace for at least another start, too. The team said Stephen Strasburg had been scratched for the series finale in Milwaukee because he felt pain while throwing before Saturday's 6-5 loss. Strasburg (10-0) missed his previously scheduled start because of a strained upper back. Tanner Roark will pitch instead at Miller Park.


Detroit is 0-8 against the Indians this season and has been outscored 51-17 in those defeats. The Tigers aim to avoid a three-game sweep by the AL...