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The NL Central has been a surprisingly tough race. The defending champion Cubs, the preseason division favorites, have plenty of company. Let’s break down the top four teams in the race. Cubs Fivethirtyeight Playoff probability: 82 percent Schedule assessment: The Cubs have an extremely soft schedule. Their next five series come against the Reds (three
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WASHINGTON — They’re not saying “boooooo.” They’re saying “Dooooooo.” During the ninth inning of Thursday night’s 3-2 comeback win over the Marlins, recently acquired closer Sean Doolittle was showered with a rousing chorus of “Doos” from the crowd in D.C. The reaction was a far cry from the first half of the season, when Nationals
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Hey, I’m just the messenger. Players have bad seasons. The players below are guys we expected to have good seasons. Some are veterans who might have hit the wall in their 30s. A couple are young guys who didn’t have the projected breakout season. Maybe some played through injuries that affected their production. Some of
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WASHINGTON — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg said he felt good after a four-inning simulated start Wednesday. Strasburg is on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow nerve impingement. He threw 57 pitches before Washington’s game against the Miami Marlins. “It feels really good,” Strasburg said. “I’m definitely happy with it.” Strasburg, 10-3 with a 3.25
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