HOUSTON -- Stephen Strasburg overcame a bumpy opening frame to pitch 8 1/3 sterling innings, and Anthony Rendon drove in five runs as the Washington Nationals forced a decisive Game 7 of the World Series with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Asserting that he has plenty to work on in his capacity as president of baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein said Wednesday that his attention is focused on the present and not on his former job with the Boston Red Sox, which is now vacant.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Willy Adames slugged a tie-breaking two-run home run as part of a six-run fourth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Boston Red Sox, 7-4 Monday night.