SEATTLE — The outcome seemed certain after a seven-run first inning and then became a little less so midway through the game, but it became official late Tuesday evening when closer Daniel Hudson secured the final out of the Washington Nationals’ 7-4 victory over the Cardinals at Nationals Park.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment.

PITTSBURGH — As a junior at Gonzaga in 2013, Marco Gonzales went 7-3 with a 2.80 earned-run average on the mound and led the Zags at the plate with a .311 batting average, earning him the John Olerud Award as college baseball’s best two-way player.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Marco Gonzales stalked back to the mound with a look of angry acceptance. His outing was nearing an unexpected early end, and he wasn’t pleased about the events that had gotten him to this point in the sixth inning.

SEATTLE — Perhaps they should’ve pushed the opener just a little while longer and the results might have been different.

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