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Altuve, Morneau, Harper to play in Japan series

Altuve, Morneau, Harper to play in Japan series

MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau, this season's batting champions, and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were named Tuesday to the MLB All-Star team that will play in the Japan All-Star Series 2014.
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  • Strasburg's Playoff Debut, 2 Years After Shutdown

    Strasburg's Playoff Debut, 2 Years After Shutdown

    nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way…
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  • Righty Roark waiting to hear on role for NLDS

    Righty Roark waiting to hear on role for NLDS

    MLB.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    Nationals manager Matt Williams has not announced his rotation during the National League Division Series, which starts Friday at Nationals Park. It will be interesting to see what role Tanner Roark will play in the postseason. All indications have him …
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  • Zimmerman aware his future is likely at first base

    Zimmerman aware his future is likely at first base

    MLB.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    There has been talk that Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman could be playing first base on a regular basis next year. If that's the case, it would mean Adam LaRoche may not be back with the team. LaRoche and the Nationals have a mutual option after this s…
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  • The time Shirley Povich wrote about the last no-hitter by a Was…

    The time Shirley Povich wrote about the last no-hitter by a Washington player…in 1931

    washingtonpost.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    View Photo Gallery —In the final game of the regular season, Jordan Zimmermann throws the first no-hitter in Nationals history, aided by Steven Souza Jr.’s diving catch for the final out of the game. Baseball fans in Washington have had to wait a long t…
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  • Ranking all 25 of the possible World Series matchups

    Ranking all 25 of the possible World Series matchups

    yahoo.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    As it stands right now, before the first pitch of the MLB postseason is thrown, there are 10 teams still alive. And any of them can make the World Series. Sure, some have easier paths. The division winners have a much easier go of it — that's the Washin…
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  • Rizzo Q&A: Nationals GM talks special team

    Rizzo Q&A: Nationals GM talks special team

    MLB.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    Since Mike Rizzo became the general manager in 2009, the Nationals have won two National League East titles in 2012 and '14. Rizzo, obviously, wants to add a World Series ring to his accomplishments. MLB.com caught up with Rizzo recently to talk about t…
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  • Jordan Zimmermann bumps Packers from masthead of Wisconsin pape…

    Jordan Zimmermann bumps Packers from masthead of Wisconsin papers after no-hitter

    After tossing the first no-hitter in Nationals history in Sunday’s regular season finale at Nationals Park, Jordan Zimmermann was asked what he thought the scene was like in his home town of Auburndale, a farming town of 738 in the middle of Wisconsin. …
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  • Fan Fences: The 2014 M.L.B. Playoffs Have a Neighborly Feel

    Fan Fences: The 2014 M.L.B. Playoffs Have a Neighborly Feel

    nytimes.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    Four potential World Series matchups involve teams from the same area. In an earlier round, the Dodgers and the Giants, longtime rivals, could meet.
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  • Alvarez views thrilling no-hitter from different perspective

    Alvarez views thrilling no-hitter from different perspective

    MLB.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)
    Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez found himself part of history in the final game of the season again, but this time, it was in reverse. Nearly a year after throwing a no-hitter, Alvarez took the loss in Jordan Zimmermann's 1-0 no-no at Nationals P…
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  • Steven Souza's diving catch on final out gives Jordan Zimmerman…

    Steven Souza's diving catch on final out gives Jordan Zimmermann a no-hitter

    yahoo.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)
    Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals started an otherwise insignificant game No. 162 and made history instead. It took a hard-to-believe diving catch by outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the last play, but Zimmerman completed the fift…
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  • Span ties one Washington record, sets another

    Span ties one Washington record, sets another

    MLB.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)
    Denard Span put his name in the Nationals' record book in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Marlins. By collecting two hits, he broke Cristian Guzman's record for the most multihit games in a season with his 58th. Span also tied Guzman for the most hits in a …
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  • Strasburg Gets Ks Lead in NL, Nats Top Marlins 5-1

    Strasburg Gets Ks Lead in NL, Nats Top Marlins 5-1

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)
    For his past six starts, Stephen Strasburg has pitched about as well as anyone could ask.
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  • Prospects drive rout as Marlins split doubleheader

    Prospects drive rout as Marlins split doubleheader

    MLB.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs and Enrique Hernandez delivered his first career grand slam as Miami rolled to a 15-7 win over the Nationals, salvaging a split after being blanked, 4-0, in the first game.
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  • Nats clinch home-field edge, split with Marlins

    Nats clinch home-field edge, split with Marlins

    ESPN.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    The NL East champion Nationals locked up home-field advantage until the World Series by beating the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Doug Fister's three-hitter in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Friday. Miami took Game 2 by a score of 15-7.
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  • Video - World Series Predictions 01:26

    World Series Predictions

    Sep 28
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew give their predictions for which team will win the World Series.
  • Video - Zimmermann No-Hits Marlins 03:14

    Zimmermann No-Hits Marlins

    Sep 28
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Jordan Zimmermann struck out 10 batters en route to the first no-hitter in Nationals history.
  • Video - Zimmermann No-Hits Marlins 00:59

    Zimmermann No-Hits Marlins

    Sep 28
    Jordan Zimmermann struck out 10 batters en route to the Nationals' first no-hitter in team history.
  • Video - Zimmermann Talks No-Hitter 03:13

    Zimmermann Talks No-Hitter

    Sep 28
    Jordan Zimmermann talks about his first career no-hitter that fueled the Nationals' 1-0 win over the Marlins.

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