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Nationals activate Zimmerman from disabled list

Nationals activate Zimmerman from disabled list

MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
Ryan Zimmerman, who spent nearly two months on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, was back in the Nats' lineup on Saturday, batting sixth and playing left field against the Marlins.
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  • LaRoche Hits 2-Run Homer, Nats Beat Marlins 3-2

    LaRoche Hits 2-Run Homer, Nats Beat Marlins 3-2

    nytimes.com 23 hours ago
    Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
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  • Reason to Cheer in Washington: Prospect of a ‘Beltway Series’

    Reason to Cheer in Washington: Prospect of a ‘Beltway Series’

    nytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    A season of regional baseball bliss has given Washington and Baltimore, both with their own Beltways, dreams of a World Series clash.
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  • Rizzo's guidance has Nats soaring high into October

    Rizzo's guidance has Nats soaring high into October

    MLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    The Nationals have been moving steadily in the right direction, especially since Mike Rizzo took over the entire baseball operation in 2009. He was given his current title -- president of baseball operations and general manager -- last year.
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  • Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

    Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

    nytimes.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
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  • Pair of D.C. sports fans documenting history one T-shirt at a t…

    Pair of D.C. sports fans documenting history one T-shirt at a time

    washingtonpost.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    As they watched the champagne and beer flow inside a raucous clubhouse and Bryce Harper celebrate the Nationals’ division title in ski goggles and a custom No. 34 D.C. Fire Department fire fighter helmet on Tuesday, a pair of local entrepreneurs were te…
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  • Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jers…

    Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jersey

    washingtonpost.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    Oklahoma City star and D.C. native Kevin Durant wore a Robert Griffin III jersey and watched Sunday’s Redskins game with Wizards star John Wall at FedEx Field. Perhaps we’ll see him at Nationals Park in October. Durant posted a photo of himself in a cus…
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  • Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    MLB.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)
    Another day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…
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  • Five reasons Nationals will win World Series

    Five reasons Nationals will win World Series

    MLB.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)
    The Nationals clinched the National League East for the second time in three seasons and are contending for the NL's top record heading into October. Here are five reasons they could go all the way and win their first World Series title in franchise his…
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  • Heyward's thumb hit by pitch; Simmons tweaks ankle

    Heyward's thumb hit by pitch; Simmons tweaks ankle

    MLB.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    Jason Heyward received some encouraging news when X-rays revealed that he did not fracture his left thumb when he was hit by a Ross Detwiler pitch in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the Nationals. Andrelton Simmons exited after the th…
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  • Braves hold steady in WC race after topping Nats

    Braves hold steady in WC race after topping Nats

    MLB.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    Christian Bethancourt's sharp single accounted for each of the three runs Alex Wood received Wednesday night as the lefty extended his mound dominance in a 3-1 win over the Nationals. Atlanta remains 5 1/2 games back of the Pirates for the second NL Wil…
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  • Braves Beat Nationals 3-1 to Snap 5-Game Skid

    Braves Beat Nationals 3-1 to Snap 5-Game Skid

    nytimes.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    Three runs scored on Christian Bethancourt's single in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.
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  • How Bryce Harper acquired a custom firefighter helmet for Natio…

    How Bryce Harper acquired a custom firefighter helmet for Nationals’ clubhouse celebration

    washingtonpost.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    One of the most indelible images from the the Nationals’ clubhouse celebration Tuesday after Washington clinched its second National League East division title in three years was Bryce Harper in a custom D.C. Fire Department firefighter’s helmet. Harper…
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  • Umpire ejects Braves fan for heckling Bryce Harper

    Umpire ejects Braves fan for heckling Bryce Harper

    washingtonpost.com yahoo.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    At least one Braves fan didn’t get to enjoy the postgame concert or boo the Nationals as they celebrated their National League East title on Tuesday at Turner Field because he was ejected by the home plate umpire for shouting obscenities at Bryce Harper…
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  • How the Nationals won the NL East

    How the Nationals won the NL East

    The Washington Nationals are back on top in the NL East following a disappointing 2013 that found them on the outside looking in during the postseason. Under rookie manager Matt Williams, the Nationals rebounded and separated themselves from the pack in…
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  • Zim has productive first sim game in rehab process

    Zim has productive first sim game in rehab process

    MLB.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Ryan Zimmerman played in his first simulated game Tuesday and was productive at the Nationals' Spring Training complex, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman was able to get five at-bats, had two doubles and ran the bases without any problems.
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  • Bryce Harper respects the ‘A’ in return to Atlanta

    Bryce Harper respects the ‘A’ in return to Atlanta

    washingtonpost.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Remember the last time the Nationals were in Atlanta, when Bryce Harper dragged his foot through the Braves’ ‘A’ logo in the dirt behind home plate? Remember how mad that made people? Remember how Harper disrespected the ‘A’? #RespectTheA — Atlanta Brav…
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  • Why the Nats Park mound’s Curly W turned red

    Why the Nats Park mound’s Curly W turned red

    washingtonpost.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Five years ago, John Turnour came to Washington as the Nats’ head groundskeeper, and introduced something new to the Nationals Park diamond: a Curly W on the back of the pitcher’s mound. “Kind of putting your stamp on the mound,” Turnour explained. “We …
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  • Tyler Clippard talks postseason expectations on MLB Network whi…

    Tyler Clippard talks postseason expectations on MLB Network while rocking Zubaz pants

    washingtonpost.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Tyler Clippard joined MLB Network’s “The Rundown” for an interview before the Nationals’ 4-2 win over the Braves on Monday and he did so in a pair of red, white and blue Zubaz pants. “It’s cold in the locker room, so I was just trying to stay warm,” Cli…
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  • Video - Nationals Run Past Marlins 00:53

    Nationals Run Past Marlins

    Sep 18
    The Nationals scored five runs in the top of the fourth and went on to beat the Marlins 6-2.
  • Video - Web Gems 00:58

    Web Gems

    Sep 18
    Does Denard Span's diving catch top Eduardo Nunez making a throw for the out while sitting down.
  • Video - Souza's First-Career Homer 00:12

    Souza's First-Career Homer

    Sep 17
    Nationals left fielder Steven Souza hit his first MLB home run in the Nationals' loss to the Braves.
  • Video - Nationals Clinch National League East 01:01

    Nationals Clinch National League East

    Sep 16
    The Nationals defeated the Braves 3-0 to claim their second National League East title in the past three years.

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