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Early homers have Nats closer to NL East title

Early homers have Nats closer to NL East title

MLB.com Updated Sep 26, 2012
The Nationals crushed three homers the first time through the lineup as John Lannan was able to exorcise his demons at Citizens Bank Park with an 8-4 victory against the Phillies on Wednesday night.
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  • Espinosa out of lineup, but his shoulder is fine

    Espinosa out of lineup, but his shoulder is fine

    MLB.com Sep 26, 2012
    Second baseman Danny Espinosa seemed surprised, if not agitated, to see his name out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday, insisting his sore left shoulder feels "100 percent."
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  • Video - Harper's Homer Helps Nats Inch Closer To Division Title 00:31

    Harper's Homer Helps Nats Inch Closer To Division Title

    Sep 26
    19-year-old Bryce Harper joins Tony Conigliaro as the only teenagers to reach 20 homers in major league history.
  • Video - Harper Hits 20th Homer 01:13

    Harper Hits 20th Homer

    Sep 26
    Bryce Harper talks about the Nationals' impressive pitching staff and hitting his 20th homer of the season.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - Clayton: 5 things to know about NFL referee deal

    Sep 26
    John Clayton writes about five things to know regarding the NFL referee deal reached late Wednesday.
  • Sources -- Chicago Bulls invite veteran Kyrylo Fesenko to training camp

    Sep 26
    The Chicago Bulls have invited veteran center Kyrylo Fesenko to training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Peter King: Deal still not imminent, but Hochuli has refs ready when time …

    Sep 26
    Ed Hochuli is perhaps the most famous of the National Football League's 121 regular officials, and if a new contract with the locked-out officials gets done within the next 24 hours, American football fans will owe him a debt of thanks -- because the pr…
  • Running backs become more important as young quarterbacks take stage

    Sep 26
    NFL running backs are benefiting from the presence of so many young quarterbacks.