WASHINGTON NATIONALS

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez made his exhibition debut at third base, cleanly handling his only chance, and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Sunday.

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VIERA, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg has a reputation as a bit of a perfectionist, occasionally getting upset at himself over one or two mistakes he made in an otherwise strong performance.

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VIERA, Fla. — We saw Max Scherzer on Thursday. We saw Jordan Zimmermann yesterday. Today, it’s Stephen Strasburg’s turn to take the mound for the first time this spring.

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VIERA, Fla. — Yunel Escobar has a Grade 1 left oblique strain and will be shut down 7-to-10 days, but the Nationals believe their new second baseman will be ready for Opening Day.

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