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CINCINNATI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 batters in seven innings of work as the Washington Nationals topped the Cincinnati Reds 6-to-1 to sweep their four-game series. Bryce Harper hit his 23rd homer for the Nationals, and teammate Ryan Zimmerman hit his 20th. Strasburg is now 10-and-3.
ATLANTA (AP) — The new SunTrust Park in Atlanta has been tough on Braves ace Julio Teheran. While the right-hander is 6-0 with a 2.53 ERA in nine road starts, he hasn't been able to consistently show that form at home. Teheran will try to improve his unsightly 1-6 record and 7.58 ERA at SunTrust when he faces the Cubs. Chicago lefty Jon Lester (5-6, 4.25) hasn't won since June 24.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Astros ace Dallas Keuchel (KY'-kehl) is expected to throw two innings in a rehabilitation start for Double-A Corpus Christi. The lefty hasn't pitched since June 2 because of a pinched nerve in his neck. He's 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA for the AL West leaders, and the former Cy Young Award winner likely will need multiple starts in the minors before he comes off the disabled list.
CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager Dave Gettleman less than two weeks before the opening of training camp. Team owner Jerry Richardson said he made the decision after a long evaluation of the team's football operations. Richardson also acknowledged the timing is not ideal as the Panthers are scheduled to report to camp on July 26. Gettleman had been Carolina's general manager since 2013. The Panthers were 6-10 last season a year after reaching Super Bowl 50, where they lost to Denver.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks' new regime is ready to move on with or without Carmelo Anthony. New president Steve Mills says the Knicks will still look to find a trade that works for the team and Anthony, but that the All-Star forward "could easily be a part of our team next year." Mills also ruled out a buyout of Anthony's contract, which has two years and about $54 million remaining.
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