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Strasburg likely to return Sunday vs. Brewers

Strasburg likely to return Sunday vs. Brewers

MLB.com Updated 7 hours ago
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who was scratched from Monday's start against the Dodgers because of an upper back strain, had a light bullpen session Friday at Miller Park without any problems. Strasburg is confident that he can pitch against…
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  • Nieuwenhuis, Broxton Hit HRs; Brewers Beat Nationals 5-3

    Nieuwenhuis, Broxton Hit HRs; Brewers Beat Nationals 5-3

    nytimes.com 2 hours ago
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis finally got the best of Max Scherzer
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  • Mets keep Thor penciled in for next start

    Mets keep Thor penciled in for next start

    MLB.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    Noah Syndergaard will make his next start on schedule Monday against the Nationals, the Mets announced on Thursday.
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  • Rangers’ Ian Desmond Switches to the Outfield, and Doesn’t Look…

    Rangers’ Ian Desmond Switches to the Outfield, and Doesn’t Look Back

    nytimes.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    Desmond is hitting .316 as the surging Texas Rangers’ new center fielder after more than 900 games at shortstop for the Nationals.
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  • Vin Scully narrates himself gifting foul ball to a very lucky f…

    Vin Scully narrates himself gifting foul ball to a very lucky fan

    yahoo.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals was jam-packed with exciting moments. Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez made a crazy juggling catch to secure an out, and the game ended with Yasiel Puig belly-flopping on…
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  • Yasiel Puig adds to Michael Taylor's misery with dramatic walko…

    Yasiel Puig adds to Michael Taylor's misery with dramatic walkoff

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Jun 23 (2 days ago)
    On Wednesay night, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 4-3 on what may go down as the craziest finish to a game during the entire MLB season. With the Dodgers down a run in the ninth inning and a runner on first, Yasiel Puig hit a …
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  • Utley scores 1,000th career run on wild pitch

    Utley scores 1,000th career run on wild pitch

    MLB.com Jun 23 (2 days ago)
    Chase Utley scored the 1,000th run of his long career in the first inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals.
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  • Puig, indeed! Walk-off on E extends streak

    Puig, indeed! Walk-off on E extends streak

    MLB.com Jun 23 (2 days ago)
    Yasiel Puig delivered a walk-off, 4-3 win over the Nationals Wednesday night as a single in the ninth turned into a de facto inside-the-park home run after a misplay from center fielder Michael Taylor allowed Puig and Howie Kendrick to score.
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  • Strasburg, Papelbon progressing from injuries

    Strasburg, Papelbon progressing from injuries

    MLB.com Jun 22 (2 days ago)
    The Nationals received encouraging news as right-handers Jonathan Papelbon and Stephen Strasburg threw on flat ground without any problems on Wednesday.
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  • Grandal stuns Nats, slugs LA to 5th straight win

    Grandal stuns Nats, slugs LA to 5th straight win

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jun 22 (3 days ago)
    Yasmani Grandal slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night as the Dodgers rallied for a 3-2 win over the Nationals, extending their win streak to a season-high five games.
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  • 8 prospects who could help Nats down stretch

    8 prospects who could help Nats down stretch

    MLB.com Jun 21 (3 days ago)
    The Nationals are likely to do more than just trade for players during the pennant stretch. They will also go to their Minor League system and look for help.
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  • Mets opt to line up Thor for start vs. Nationals

    Mets opt to line up Thor for start vs. Nationals

    MLB.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    Seeking to line up their best pitchers against the Nationals next week, the Mets made a late switch to their rotation on Tuesday. Noah Syndergaard, who was originally scheduled to start the opener of a two-game set against the Royals at Citi Field, will…
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  • Clayton paves way for Jansen's record save

    Clayton paves way for Jansen's record save

    MLB.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    Kenley Jansen got the Dodgers' all-time saves record with 162 as he closed out the team's 4-1 win over the Nationals on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw was his usual self, holding the Nationals to one run in seven innings to pick up his …
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  • Kershaw Wins, Jansen Sets Saves Mark, Dodgers Beat Nats 4-1

    Kershaw Wins, Jansen Sets Saves Mark, Dodgers Beat Nats 4-1

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    After Kenley Jansen became the Los Angeles Dodgers' franchise leader with the 162nd save of his career, he made sure to compliment the pitcher whose dominance constantly puts him in position to slam the door.
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  • Even with Bryce Harper's slump, Nationals head in 'On…

    Even with Bryce Harper's slump, Nationals head in 'One Direction' -- up

    ESPN.com Jun 20 (4 days ago)
    Even with Bryce Harper's slump, Nationals head in 'One Direction' -- up
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  • Padres best Nats despite Taylor's big day

    Padres best Nats despite Taylor's big day

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jun 19 (5 days ago)
    The Nationals showed off their home run swings from the first pitch as Michael Taylor went deep en route to a 4-for-4, two-homer game, but the Padres prevailed in the series finale, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.
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  • Jay bruises right forearm on HBP; X-rays negative

    Jay bruises right forearm on HBP; X-rays negative

    MLB.com Jun 19 (5 days ago)
    Padres center fielder Jon Jay suffered a right forearm bruise on a hit-by-pitch in the fourth inning of Sunday's 6-3 win against the Nationals.
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  • Mets not yet worried about Nationals' NL East lead

    Mets not yet worried about Nationals' NL East lead

    ESPN.com Jun 18 (6 days ago)
    Mets not yet worried about Nationals' NL East lead
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  • Zimmerman, Murphy Homer to Back Ross in Nationals' 7-5 Win

    Zimmerman, Murphy Homer to Back Ross in Nationals' 7-5 Win

    nytimes.com Jun 18
    Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Daniel Murphy homered and drove in three runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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  • Harper sparks Nats' trio of blasts to beat SD

    Harper sparks Nats' trio of blasts to beat SD

    MLB.com Jun 17
    Bryce Harper launched a go-ahead homer in the top of the third inning, and the Nationals kept mashing, using a trio of big flies to beat the Padres, 8-5, Thursday night at Petco Park.
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  • Nationals Flex Their Muscles in 8-5 Win Over the Padres

    Nationals Flex Their Muscles in 8-5 Win Over the Padres

    nytimes.com Jun 17
    Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos hit back-to-back homers and Anthony Rendon added a solo shot as the Washington Nationals won for the ninth time in 11 games with an 8-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.
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  • Will Nationals hand closer role to Kelley?

    Will Nationals hand closer role to Kelley?

    MLB.com Jun 16
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker is ready to establish set roles among his relievers and move past using the so-called "bullpen by committee."
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  • Good Nationals Fan Mocks Ben Zobrist's Strange Batting Stance

    Good Nationals Fan Mocks Ben Zobrist's Strange Batting Stance

    deadspin.com Jun 16
    Earlier this evening, Jayson Werth’s walk-off hit and subsequent vulgar TV interview capped off a spectacular Nationals-Cubs game. However, far earlier in the game, a Nationals fan stealthily owned the Cubs by mocking Ben Zobrist’s restless butter-churn…
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  • Video - Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game 02:58

    Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game

    Mar 1
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper talks about the importance of staying healthy this season and his expectations for Washington with a rotation full of great starters.
  • Video - Nationals: Spring Players To Watch 01:31

    Nationals: Spring Players To Watch

    Mar 1
    A number of superstars can be found on the Nationals roster, but if the team is hoping to get even farther this season, it'll need help from Aaron Barrett and hope Ryan Zimmerman wil improve while playing a new position.
  • Video - Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation 02:48

    Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation

    Mar 1
    Nationals GM and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo explains the decision to sign starting pitcher Max Scherzer and how that affects Jordan Zimmermann's status with the team going forward.
  • Video - World Series Or Bust For Nationals? 00:59

    World Series Or Bust For Nationals?

    Feb 16
    Jayson Stark thinks the Nationals have the potential to be the league's super team with their rotation, but the window to win it all might come down to just this season.