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WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington's 8-5 loss. It was unclear what prompted the exchange between the star pitchers in their first game after the All-Star break.
TORONTO (AP) - Aledmys Diaz singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays recovered after blowing a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7. Diaz had four hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice as the Blue Jays improved to 7-1 against Baltimore. The Orioles are 9-18 in one-run games.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Manny Machado has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers after he was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Baltimore during the All-Star break, putting one of baseball's premier players on one of the game's marquee teams. He started at shortstop and hit second in the lineup, ahead of young slugger Max Muncy and old friend Matt Kemp, for the opener of a three-game series at Milwaukee.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals activated pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 60-day DL before their series opener against the Braves. Strasburg started the game. He went on the DL June 10 with right shoulder inflammation.
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