Strasburg out with shoulder inflammation

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list Sunday because of right shoulder inflammation.

The 2019 World Series MVP was set to start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will now be replaced by right-hander Paolo Espino after the Nationals selected his contract. It is the fourth career start for the 34-year-old Espino.

"We shut him down, put him on the IL," manager Dave Martinez said.

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Nets visit after Butler calls out Heat

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A's look to push win streak to 8 games

Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd hopes to build upon his first road win of the season while Oakland righty Chris Bassitt seeks his first home success of the year when the Tigers and host Athletics close out a four-game series on Sunday afternoon.

The A's have dominated the first three games en route to extending their winning streak to seven games. They have outscored the Tigers 18-4, out-hit them 24-18 and out-pitched them, getting back-to-back-to-back strong outings from Sean Manaea, Frankie Montas and Cole Irvin. (MORE)

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