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Bryce Harper says a Beltway World Series would be epic

Bryce Harper says a Beltway World Series would be epic

washingtonpost.com Updated 22 minutes ago
Another night, another walk-off. That’s four in five games for the surging Nationals, a feat that only two other teams have accomplished in the last 20 years. “Just absolutely epic,” said Bryce Harper, who had three hits and scored the winning run Wedne…
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  • The "Absolutely Epic" Nationals Are The Most Exciting…

    The "Absolutely Epic" Nationals Are The Most Exciting Team In Baseball

    deadspin.com 39 minutes ago
    Washington Nationals fans should stop, take a deep breath, and realize just how good they've got it. In the history of MLB there haven't been many better or more exciting stretches than the Nats' last week-plus: nine straight wins, six of them by a sing…
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  • Nats' win streak hits 9 on another walk-off

    Nats' win streak hits 9 on another walk-off

    ESPN.com MLB.com 11 hours ago
    The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • Nationals Win 9th in Row, Nip D-Backs in 9th

    Nationals Win 9th in Row, Nip D-Backs in 9th

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • The Grand Slam: Nationals win eighth straight — without having …

    The Grand Slam: Nationals win eighth straight — without having to walk off this time

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    Your browser does not support iframes. Rather than waiting for their last at-bat again, the Washington Nationals won their eighth straight game because of a big third inning at the plate and another dominant outing by right-hander Stephen Strasburg. Rem…
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  • Roundup: Selig Addresses Tedious Play and Oakland’s Decrepit Pa…

    Roundup: Selig Addresses Tedious Play and Oakland’s Decrepit Park

    nytimes.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    M.L.B. Commissioner Bud Selig made a rare visit to the home of the Oakland A’s, sitting for his first news conference since his primary deputy, Rob Manfred, was elected to replace him.
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  • Strasburg helps Nats run win streak to eight

    Strasburg helps Nats run win streak to eight

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • Williams: Aggressive Harper still learning, maturing

    Williams: Aggressive Harper still learning, maturing

    MLB.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    Bryce Harper led off the bottom of the fifth inning of the Nationals' 5-4 win over the D-backs Monday night with a sharp line-drive single to right field. He sprinted out of the box and took an ambitious turn around first, stopping about 15 feet away fr…
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  • Denard Span forgives you if you ditched the Nationals to watch …

    Denard Span forgives you if you ditched the Nationals to watch the Redskins

    washingtonpost.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    The Nationals entered Monday’s home game against the Diamondbacks riding a season-high six-game winning streak after consecutive walk-off wins over the Pirates. It was a pleasant night, weather-wise, and yet the announced crowd of 21,292 fans at Nationa…
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  • Shoulder injury knocks McLouth out for season

    Shoulder injury knocks McLouth out for season

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is out for the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. He will have surgery to repair the labrum on Thursday.
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  • Nick Markakis robs a home run and hits a home run in Orioles wi…

    Nick Markakis robs a home run and hits a home run in Orioles win

    washingtonpost.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    Leadoff hitters Nick Markakis and Denard Span are two of the big reasons the Orioles and Nationals boast the largest division leads in the American League and National League, respectively. Markakis, who has a 10-game hit streak and has reached base in …
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  • Doug Fister tucked a Jayson Werth garden gnome into his shirt

    Doug Fister tucked a Jayson Werth garden gnome into his shirt

    washingtonpost.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    The Nationals entered the bottom of the eighth inning Monday trailing the Diamondbacks, 3-2, but Doug Fister had a little magic up his sleeve. (Tucked into his shirt, really.) Denard Span doubled and scored on Anthony Rendon’s triple to tie the game. Af…
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  • Nationals get third straight walk-off win, extend winning strea…

    Nationals get third straight walk-off win, extend winning streak to seven games

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 19 (2 days ago)
    It seems like the Washington Nationals have been playing with magic wands the past few days. The Nats won their third straight game via a walk-off hit Monday night and their seventh consecutive game overall. Adam LaRoche blasted an 11th inning home run …
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  • LaRoche homer lifts Nats over D-backs in 11

    LaRoche homer lifts Nats over D-backs in 11

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)
    Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday for their seventh straight win.
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  • Sports Business: MASN Pits Orioles Against Nationals After Year…

    Sports Business: MASN Pits Orioles Against Nationals After Years of Coexistence

    nytimes.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)
    The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals met in court over their shared network, MASN, highlighting several problems with cable sports broadcasting.
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  • Marlins are good and not going away anytime soon

    Marlins are good and not going away anytime soon

    MLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)
    As much as we've focused on the Nationals and Braves, as much as we wanted to see if the Phillies had one last run in them, the Marlins have kept going.
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  • Roundup: Blanco’s First Home Run in Three Years Propels Phillie…

    Roundup: Blanco’s First Home Run in Three Years Propels Phillies Past the Mariners

    nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)
    Jerome Williams shone in his second start since joining Philadelphia, taking a three-hitter into the eighth inning.
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  • No timetable for Zimmerman's return to Nats

    No timetable for Zimmerman's return to Nats

    MLB.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)
    It's been almost a month since Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain, and the only thing he has done since that time is work out on an underwater treadmill. There is no timetable as to when he will start baseball act…
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  • Teddy takes out Potato Pete during wild weekend at Nationals Pa…

    Teddy takes out Potato Pete during wild weekend at Nationals Park

    washingtonpost.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)
    The Nationals are riding high after Sunday’s wild, 6-5 win at Nationals Park extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. As James Wagner noted today, the Nationals now own the best winning percentage (.566), best run differential (+92) and…
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  • Young Pirates Fan Goes Through The Emotional Wringer

    Young Pirates Fan Goes Through The Emotional Wringer

    deadspin.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)
    Your browser does not support iframes. Our friend here, who was at Nationals Park to cheer on the visiting Pirates against the home team last night, never quite reaches the raw sadness of Sad Cubs Kid , but that's because he never really had much hope. …
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  • Video - Nationals Walk Off Against Diamondbacks 00:48

    Nationals Walk Off Against Diamondbacks

    Aug 20
    Anthony Rendon's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Nationals past the Diamondbacks 3-2.
  • Video - Nationals Cruise Past Diamondbacks 00:39

    Nationals Cruise Past Diamondbacks

    Aug 19
    The Nationals topped the Diamondbacks 8-1 for their eighth straight win.
  • Video - LaRoche's Big Blast Lifts Nationals In 11 01:01

    LaRoche's Big Blast Lifts Nationals In 11

    Aug 18
    Adam LaRoche's walk-off home run in the 11th inning gave the Nationals their seventh straight win with a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.
  • Video - LaRoche's Big Blast Lifts Nationals In 11 02:39

    LaRoche's Big Blast Lifts Nationals In 11

    Aug 18
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Adam LaRoche's walk-off home run in the 11th inning gave the Nationals their seventh straight win with a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

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