Jon Lester

LEADING OFF: Harper back for Nats? Red Sox, Cubs close in

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

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READY OR NOT

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper could come off the disabled list and return to the lineup in Philadelphia. "We're still trying to make up our minds," manager Dusty Baker said Sunday. Harper, the 2015 NL MVP, has been out with a bone bruise in his left knee since slipping on a wet base while running out a grounder Aug. 12. Washington has already clinched the NL East title and home-field advantage in a best-of-five Division Series that will begin Oct. 6. But there's only a week left in the regular season for Harper to test his knee and get comfortable at the plate before the playoffs...