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WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals still lead their Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 heading into Game 4, but here's the problem for Washington: The game is at home, where the team has been much worse than on the road. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals' Jason Hammel and the Rays' Jacob Faria meet in a showdown of struggling starters in the finale of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:15 p.m.


MIAMI — The Dodgers try to snap a five-game losing streak — all versus last-place teams — when Walker Buehler pitches Wednesday against the Marlins' Caleb Smith. By Steven Wine.

UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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