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Nats' Gonzalez tops Phils for 21st win of year

Nats' Gonzalez tops Phils for 21st win of year

ESPN.com Updated Sep 27, 2012
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.
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  • Werth has no hard feelings about Philly

    Werth has no hard feelings about Philly

    MLB.com Sep 27, 2012
    Jayson 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…
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  • Desmond's evolution critical to Nats

    Desmond's evolution critical to Nats

    CNNSI.com Sep 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON -- 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…
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  • Mel Antonen: Washington bigwigs cross partisan divide to root o…

    Mel Antonen: Washington bigwigs cross partisan divide to root on Nationals

    CNNSI.com Sep 27, 2012
    It'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.
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  • Porter hired to manage Astros' rebuilding effort

    Porter hired to manage Astros' rebuilding effort

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 27, 2012
    Bo 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.
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  • As Playoff Dreams Drift Away, Phillies Fans Will Do Anything To…

    As Playoff Dreams Drift Away, Phillies Fans Will Do Anything To Mask The Stench

    deadspin.com Sep 27, 2012
    With 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…
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  • Harper homers; Nats inch closer to division title

    Harper homers; Nats inch closer to division title

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2012
    Bryce 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.
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  • Video - Astros Hire Bo Porter As Manager 04:11

    Astros Hire Bo Porter As Manager

    Sep 27
    Jerry Crasnick talks about Houston hiring Washington third base coach Bo Porter as its manager next season.
  • Video - Gonzalez Picks Up 21st Win Of The Season 00:31

    Gonzalez Picks Up 21st Win Of The Season

    Sep 27
    Michael Morse homers twice in Nationals' win.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 4 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Sep 27
    Roger 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 27
    When 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 pick

    Sep 27
    The shockwave of the replacement referees' legacy, plus Thursday's Skunk of the Week.