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Freeman solves Marlins, sets tone behind Santana

Freeman solves Marlins, sets tone behind Santana

MLB.com Updated 11 hours ago
With Freddie Freeman halting his woes against the Marlins and Ervin Santanta notching one of his finest starts in more than a month, the Braves snapped a two-game skid and moved back to within one game of the first-place Nationals in the National League…
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  • De La Rosa's 11-K gem helps Rockies halt slide

    De La Rosa's 11-K gem helps Rockies halt slide

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    It took a combination of synchronized high-socks, a pregame standoff, a ninth-inning nailbiter and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa's best game of the season, but on Wednesday, the Rockies finally busted their slump. De La Rosa struck out 11 Nationals -- al…
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  • Nationals fan with Curly W beard spotted at Coors Field

    Nationals fan with Curly W beard spotted at Coors Field

    Eric Brooks, the Colorado-based Nationals fan whose incredible curly ‘W’ beard lit the Internet on hairy fire this week, showed up at Coors Field Wednesday afternoon as promised. During an interview with Fox 5 this week, Brooks promised his beard would …
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  • Nationals’ Aaron Barrett wins epic national anthem standoff aga…

    Nationals’ Aaron Barrett wins epic national anthem standoff against Brandon Barnes

    washingtonpost.com 17 hours ago
    The start of today’s Nationals-Rockies game was delayed for nearly four minutes by a “National Anthem Standoff” between Washington’s Aaron Barrett and Colorado’s Brandon Barnes. The goal of the standoff — one of those weird but wonderful baseball tradit…
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  • Zimmerman hamstring injury requires DL stay

    Zimmerman hamstring injury requires DL stay

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    The division-leading Washington Nationals put third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list Wednesday with a right hamstring strain.
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  • Rockies Snap 7-Game Skid, Beat Nationals 6-4

    Rockies Snap 7-Game Skid, Beat Nationals 6-4

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    The Colorado Rockies tried a little bit of everything to break out of their funk. They wore their socks high and even engaged in a pregame staring contest.
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  • Stirrups-sporting Ian Desmond goes 5 for 5 in Nationals’ win

    Stirrups-sporting Ian Desmond goes 5 for 5 in Nationals’ win

    Ian Desmond went 5 for 5 with his 17th home run of the season in the Nationals’ 7-2 win at Coors Field on Monday, and he did it all while wearing some nifty, red stirrups. “It was a couple of years ago, in this very ballpark, with the birth of the Rally…
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  • Harper heating up, but gets day off from Nats' lineup

    Harper heating up, but gets day off from Nats' lineup

    MLB.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was held out of manager Matt Williams' lineup for a day of rest on Monday, when first-place Washington began a three-game series with the Rockies.
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  • Nationals issue ‘presidential pardon’ for fans to attend weekda…

    Nationals issue ‘presidential pardon’ for fans to attend weekday afternoon games

    washingtonpost.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Borrowing a page from Jurgen Klinsmann, who tweeted a personalized note excusing soccer fans from work on the day of the U.S.-Germany game, the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents signed a presidential pardon last week that excuses Nats fans from pr…
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  • Werth hits walk-off RBI double in 9th for Nats

    Werth hits walk-off RBI double in 9th for Nats

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Heads-up Braun takes cue from 'Major League'

    Heads-up Braun takes cue from 'Major League'

    MLB.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    Bob Uecker could have consulted his dog-eared script from 1989's Major League when the Brewers lifted the film's final scene to score their first run against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
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  • Garza chased in shortest ML start; Nats roll

    Garza chased in shortest ML start; Nats roll

    ESPN.com Jul 19 (4 days ago)
    Matt Garza was knocked out in the first inning of his shortest major league start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece to lead the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Saturday night.
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  • Big night from offense moves Nats back into first

    Big night from offense moves Nats back into first

    MLB.com Jul 19 (4 days ago)
    The Nationals are back in a first-place tie with the Braves. Washington pounded the Brewers, 8-3, at Nationals Park on Saturday night while the Braves were edged by the Phillies, 2-1, at Turner Field.
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  • Zimmermann looks good in session, will start Tuesday

    Zimmermann looks good in session, will start Tuesday

    MLB.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)
    Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had a bullpen session Saturday afternoon without any problems and is scheduled to pitch Tuesday night against the Rockies.
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  • Jean Segura received warmly at Nationals Park in return after s…

    Jean Segura received warmly at Nationals Park in return after son's death

    yahoo.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)
    Your browser does not support iframes. Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was back to work on Friday night, one week after the tragic death of his nine-month-old son Janniel. The Brewers had stated they were willing to give Segura as much time as h…
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  • Clutch two-out knocks lift Braves to open second half

    Clutch two-out knocks lift Braves to open second half

    MLB.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)
    In a tight race with the Nationals atop the NL East, the Braves opened up the second half playing postseason-minded baseball. Atlanta tallied nine two-out hits in a 6-4 win against the Phillies on Friday night at Turner Field.
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  • Video - LaRoche Lifts Nationals Over Rockies 00:46

    LaRoche Lifts Nationals Over Rockies

    Jul 22
    Adam LaRoche's three-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Nationals a 7-4 win over the Rockies.
  • Video - Nationals Walk Off On Werth's Double 00:15

    Nationals Walk Off On Werth's Double

    Jul 20
    After the Brewers tied it up in the top of the ninth, Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth hit a double to defeat Milwaukee 5-4.
  • Video - Nationals Walk-Off Against Brewers 00:45

    Nationals Walk-Off Against Brewers

    Jul 20
    Jayson Werth doubled to score Anthony Rendon, giving the Nationals a 5-4 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - Brewers Double Up Nationals 00:35

    Brewers Double Up Nationals

    Jul 18
    Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis both homered in the Brewers' 4-2 win over the Nationals.

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    Jul 23
    The Mavericks are closing in on signing former Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, according to sources briefed on the talks.
  • Dallas Mavericks in serious talks with free agent Jameer Nelson

    Jul 22
    The Dallas Mavericks are hosting free agent Jameer Nelson on a recruiting visit Thursday as part of ongoing negotiations with the former Orlando Magic point guard, according to sources close to the situation.
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    Jul 22
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.