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LEADING OFF: Stress over Strasburg, buggy in Cleveland

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



The NL East-leading Nationals hope to find out more about ace Stephen Strasburg, a day after he exited in the third inning against Atlanta. He winced on the mound, then left early in his first start since Aug. 17 after being on the disabled list because of soreness in his right elbow. Manager Dusty Baker said Strasburg felt a pinch in the back of his elbow and would get an MRI.


The grounds crew in Cleveland will do its best to keep those irritating insects — the midges — from again descending on Progressive Field. The bugs, which notably interrupted a 2007...