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Nats' Gonzalez tops Phils for 21st win of yearUpdated Sep 27, 2012 Share Tweet
Gio Gonzalez became the first 21-game winner in the majors, Michael Morse hit two homers and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Thursday night to move closer to an NL East title.
Werth has no hard feelings about PhillyUpdated Sep 27, 2012 Share TweetJayson Werth hasn't made any more friends in Philadelphia this week. The Nationals' outfielder has been booed all season by the same fans who cheered him for during four years in Philadelphia, where he was an All-Star in 2009 and helped lead the Phillie…Source: MLB.com
Desmond's evolution critical to NatsUpdated Sep 27, 2012 Share TweetWASHINGTON -- Ian Desmond waited in the on-deck circle for his first at-bat on Aug. 20, wondering if this could be the day things turned around. He was riding an 0-for-11 drought since returning to the Nationals lineup from a left oblique injury a few d…Source: CNNSI.com
Mel Antonen: Washington bigwigs cross partisan divide to root on NationalsUpdated Sep 27, 2012 Share TweetIt's election season and partisan rancor is running high, but if there's one thing that can bring memebrs of D.C's elite together it's a love of the Nationals, writes Mel Antonen.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetBo Porter was hired as Houston's manager on Thursday, and the Astros hope he can help orchestrate a turnaround with this team similar to the one he's been a part of in Washington.
As Playoff Dreams Drift Away, Phillies Fans Will Do Anything To Mask The StenchUpdated Sep 27, 2012 Share TweetWith the Nationals and Braves storming to guaranteed playoff spots, it stands to figure that the teams would leave some division foes in the wake of their success. Sure, the Marlins and Mets found themselves buried with regularity this year, but for Phi…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetBryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also connected and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night to move closer toward winning their first division title since moving to Washington.Source: ESPN.com
Astros Hire Bo Porter As ManagerSep 27Jerry Crasnick talks about Houston hiring Washington third base coach Bo Porter as its manager next season.
Gonzalez Picks Up 21st Win Of The SeasonSep 27Michael Morse homers twice in Nationals' win.
Biggest NFL games of Week 4 -- John Clayton's First & 10Sep 27Roger Goodell's influence will be felt when the struggling Saints and Packers meet on Sunday, writes John Clayton.
Don Banks: Saviors now, regular refs will be scrutinized more than ever in…Sep 27When the NFL's regular crews of referees mercifully get back to work, starting Thursday night in Baltimore, let's hope they're ready for their close-up. Because this is going to be the closest close-up the league's game officials have ever experienced.
Fans venting on the replacement referees, plus the Thursday pickSep 27The shockwave of the replacement referees' legacy, plus Thursday's Skunk of the Week.