Torrid Nationals try for No. 11 tonight…Angels in market for pitcher after Richards goes down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals try for a team-record 11 straight wins tonight when they host San Francisco. Yesterday, the Nats blanked Arizona 1-0 as Denard (deh-NARD’) Span scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth for the Nationals’ fifth walkoff victory in their last six games during the streak.

UNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto (dih-POH’-toh) says “we’ll be open” about finding a deal to replace 13-game winner Garrett Richards in the rotation after the team learned he will be out for the season. One of the AL West leader’s top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. He’s scheduled for surgery next week.

CHICAGO (AP) — After two days and the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years in baseball, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo’s two-run homer Tuesday held up as the team’s played the final 4 1/2 innings of a game the Cubs thought they had won 2-0 two nights ago. The Giants won the nightcap.

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Bo Van Pelt takes a one-shot lead over Cameron Tringale into today’s second round at The Barclays, the first of four PGA Tour playoff events. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy stumbled to a 3-over 74, his worst start to a tournament in two months, and starts the day nine shots off the lead.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off Philadelphia 6-5 and now will play Las Vegas Saturday in the U.S. title game at the Little League World Series. The loss eliminated Philadelphia and prevented star pitcher Mo’ne (MOH’-nay) Davis from getting one last shot at fame at the Little League World Series.