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Bryce Harper leads the Nationals in TOOTBLANs this season

Bryce Harper leads the Nationals in TOOTBLANs this season

washingtonpost.com Updated 5 hours ago
The Pittsburgh Pirates committed one of the most ridiculous, embarrassing and inexcusable baserunning blunders in baseball history on Wednesday when a walk that should’ve loaded the bases with one out instead resulted in an inning-ending double play. Wi…
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  • Nationals acquire SS Cabrera from Indians

    Nationals acquire SS Cabrera from Indians

    ESPN.com 7 minutes ago
    The Washington Nationals have acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
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  • Eric Byrnes says Tanner Roark is the Nationals’ ace

    Eric Byrnes says Tanner Roark is the Nationals’ ace

    washingtonpost.com 6 hours ago
    Tanner Roark has been a revelation for the Nationals this season. The 27-year-old leads Washington starters in wins (11) and WHIP (1.08), is second in ERA (2.74), and has gone seven innings while allowing one run in four consecutive starts after Wednesd…
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  • Nats introduce ‘Nats Plus’ program for half- and full-season ti…

    Nats introduce ‘Nats Plus’ program for half- and full-season ticket holders

    washingtonpost.com 20 hours ago
    The Nationals this week will announce a new membership program for all half- and full-season ticket holders, “Nats Plus,” meant to deepen the team’s connection with its biggest customers by providing increased access to players and coaches, exclusive on…
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  • Nats End Marlins' Six-Game Winning Streak, 4-3

    Nats End Marlins' Six-Game Winning Streak, 4-3

    nytimes.com 24 hours ago
    Tanner Roark won his fourth consecutive start and the Washington Nationals averted a series sweep by snapping the Miami Marlins' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Wednesday.
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  • Nationals’ Anthony Rendon really does think baseball is boring …

    Nationals’ Anthony Rendon really does think baseball is boring to watch

    washingtonpost.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Does Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon think baseball is even more boring to watch than he let on with his comment during the all-star break about the game being too long? Is the 24-year-old getting enough sleep? Or is he just trolling us all? I ask th…
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  • Marlins roll on as Alvarez outduels Strasburg

    Marlins roll on as Alvarez outduels Strasburg

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Henderson Alvarez outdueled Stephen Strasburg, and the surging Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Tuesday for their sixth straight victory.
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  • Werth out of Nats' lineup with ankle sprain

    Werth out of Nats' lineup with ankle sprain

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
    Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is being held out of the starting lineup in Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins after spraining his right ankle on Monday.
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  • Nats’ latest loss made Ray Knight really, really sad

    Nats’ latest loss made Ray Knight really, really sad

    washingtonpost.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    The Nationals’ 7-6 loss to the Marlins on Monday, in which Washington blew a six-run, seventh-inning lead, was arguably the most painful of the season. It certainly felt that way as I watched MASN’s Ray Knight, who always wears his heart on his sleeve, …
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  • Marlins turn back Nats with 4-run rally in 9th

    Marlins turn back Nats with 4-run rally in 9th

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
    Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by the Miami Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Washington Nationals 7-6.
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  • Zimmerman continues to rest ailing hamstring

    Zimmerman continues to rest ailing hamstring

    MLB.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
    Nationals manager Matt Williams still doesn't know how long Ryan Zimmerman will be out after injuring his right hamstring last week against the Rockies.
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  • With Rendon at 3B, trio to share time at 2B

    With Rendon at 3B, trio to share time at 2B

    MLB.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
    Nationals manager Matt Williams has decided that three players -- Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen -- will split time at second base. The job had belonged to Anthony Rendon, but he is now the everyday third baseman.
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  • Fister Handcuffs Slumping Reds in Nationals' Win

    Fister Handcuffs Slumping Reds in Nationals' Win

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals' win Sunday.
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  • Consecutive homerless games in Cincy a rarity

    Consecutive homerless games in Cincy a rarity

    MLB.com Jul 26 (5 days ago)
    There have been 941 games played in the 12-year history of Great American Ball Park, and Saturday's 1-0 Reds win over the Nationals was only the 78th game in which a home run was not hit. In other words -- or numbers -- a homer has been hit in 91.7 perc…
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  • Roundup: Reds Halt Slide With a Strong Outing From Their Ace

    Roundup: Reds Halt Slide With a Strong Outing From Their Ace

    nytimes.com Jul 26 (5 days ago)
    Johnny Cueto struck out nine in seven innings to help Cincinnati to a 1-0 victory over Washington.
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  • Slimmed down Dmitri Young makes appearance in Cincinnati

    Slimmed down Dmitri Young makes appearance in Cincinnati

    yahoo.com Jul 26 (5 days ago)
    File this one under amazing transformations. Former major leaguer Dmitri Young made a rare appearance at The Great American Ballpark on Friday night to visit two of his former teams — the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals — and had everyone talki…
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  • Nationals Send Reds to 7th Straight Loss 4-1

    Nationals Send Reds to 7th Straight Loss 4-1

    nytimes.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)
    Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, and Tanner Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings Friday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump.
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  • Leading man: Roark rolls through Reds in Cincy

    Leading man: Roark rolls through Reds in Cincy

    MLB.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)
    It's safe to say that Tanner Roark is arguably Washington's best starter. He took advantage of the fact that the Reds were without key players -- such as Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto, because of injuries -- and the Nationals posted a 4-1 victory at G…
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  • Rizzo proud of tested Nationals' perseverance

    Rizzo proud of tested Nationals' perseverance

    MLB.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)
    With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday, MLB.com caught up with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to get his take on the team.
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  • The Nationals’ Racing Presidents are in Cincinnati

    The Nationals’ Racing Presidents are in Cincinnati

    washingtonpost.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)
    It’s been a big couple of days for the Nationals’ biggest Racing President, Bill, or William Howard Taft if you prefer. On Thursday, his bobblehead was revealed. Today, he’s in his hometown of Cincinnati along with the rest of the Racing Presidents for …
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  • Potomac Nationals ‘Merica Night promotion includes a Justin Bie…

    Potomac Nationals ‘Merica Night promotion includes a Justin Bieber Demolition

    washingtonpost.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)
    The Potomac Nationals won the Minor League Baseball Promotion of the Month Award for June for their Beard-A-Palooza Weekend, which featured the Beard Olympics and a Jayson Werth BobbleBeard giveaway that had fans lining up a full three hours before the …
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  • Video - Nationals Hold On To Beat Marlins 00:38

    Nationals Hold On To Beat Marlins

    Jul 30
    Despite giving up two runs in the ninth inning, Drew Storen recorded his first save of the season in the Nationals' 4-3 win over the Marlins.
  • Video - Marlins Rally For Walk-Off Win 01:47

    Marlins Rally For Walk-Off Win

    Jul 28
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Marlins scored seven unanswered runs to defeat the Nationals 7-6.
  • Video - Marlins Rally For Walk-Off Win 00:46

    Marlins Rally For Walk-Off Win

    Jul 28
    The Marlins scored seven unanswered runs to defeat the Nationals 7-6.
  • Video - Nationals Take Down Reds 00:42

    Nationals Take Down Reds

    Jul 27
    Adam LaRoche drove in two runs to lead the Nationals past the Reds 4-2.

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