Nationals beat Twins 12-6 as AL Central race tightens
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A win by the Washington Nationals over the Minnesota Twins made the American League Central Division race a lot more interesting.
Scherzer, Nats win 9-4, stop Braves’ 9-game winning streak
ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer felt some relief after helping Washington end a tough four-game series with a win.
"We've been playing pretty well," he said. "We lost three games....
Nats OF Eaton exits after 2 innings for undisclosed reasons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton left Monday's game against the New York Mets after the second inning. The team did not disclose the reason for his...
Sánchez pitches into 9th, slugging Nats roll past Cubs 9-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound.
The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus.
Nationals continue onslaught with 4 HRs, pound Pirates 13-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nationals are on a hot streak at the plate that defies explanation.
"If anyone knew the answer to that, they could write a book and make millions of dollars," Adam...
Nationals put up 10 runs in 5th, 6 in 6th, beat Reds 17-7
WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with Stephen Strasburg flicking his bat to reach for an outside cutter and loop a flare into right field for a tiebreaking RBI single.
Washington Nationals (61-53, second in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (59-56, third in the NL East)
; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (14-5, 3.72...
Nats back Fedde’s first win in 8 starts, beat Giants 4-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pitching the way he did Monday night made it that much easier for Erick Fedde to forget how poorly it went his last time out.
Adams helps Nationals beat Diamondbacks 3-0
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Adams had about 10 minutes to prepare, but that was all the time he needed to help Joe Ross end a two-year drought.
Adams broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning double...
Atlanta Braves (62-44, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (56-49, second in the NL East)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Dallas Keuchel (3-3,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was too tough, even for the top team in the majors.
The Washington ace tossed seven masterful innings Sunday to win his seventh consecutive start, leading...
Ryu, Dodgers to face Sanchez, Nationals on Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers (67-37, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (55-47, second in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals dug a daunting hole for themselves in the first 50 games of the season. Fifty games later, they're right where they expected to be — in contention for a playoff...
Miami Marlins (32-51, fifth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (43-41, third in the NL East)
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-7, 3.86 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)...
Atlanta Braves (44-31, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (36-38, third in the NL East)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 0.00...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Matt Adams' dad initiated a holiday tradition with his slugging son: No matter where Adams was playing, he would be in the stadium on Father's Day.
Arizona Diamondbacks (37-33, third in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (31-37, fourth in the NL East)
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — With four swings in the span of seven pitches, the Washington Nationals put on a stunning power display that made major league history.
Washington Nationals (23-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-25, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Braves are 7-7 against opponents...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals are in obvious need of a momentum-changing win as they approach the end of May. Much closer to last place than first in the NL East.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton were back at it with more barbs Tuesday.
During New York's 5-3 win on Monday the two jawed at each other...
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for burying the hatchet.
New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Washington outfielder Adam Eaton had a heated exchange between innings that was caught by a...
New York Mets (20-20, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (16-25, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Wilmer Font (1-0, 5.50...
New York Mets (19-20, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (16-24, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (2-3,...
Washington Nationals (16-23, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (26-16, first in the NL West)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yet again, Christian Yelich quickly swung things in Milwaukee's favor.
The reigning NL MVP connected in the first inning for his major league-leading 16th home run and the...
Washington Nationals (14-20, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (21-16, third in the NL Central)
Washington opens 3-game series at Milwaukee
Washington Nationals (14-19, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (20-16, third in the NL Central)
San Diego Padres (15-11, third in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (11-13, fourth in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick is quickly making up for lost time.
Limited to only five games last season because of a torn Achilles and slowed this spring by a hamstring injury, the...
Nationals lose 1st game of 2019 with 2018-type miscues
WASHINGTON (AP) — In some respects, the first game of 2019 felt a bit like a remnant of 2018 all over again for manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor will be sidelined with a sprained left knee and sprained left hip, leaving the club thin at that position with...
Harper drives in 100th run, Nationals beat Marlins 7-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — In what could be one of his final games for the Nationals, Bryce Harper added another accomplishment to his impressive resume.
Anthony Rendon homered and drove four runs, Harper reached 100 RBIs in a season for the first time and Washington beat the Miami Marlins 7-3.
Juan Soto and Matt Wieters also homered for the Nationals, who broke it open with four runs on three pitches in the fourth inning.
Strasburg fans 11, Nationals top Marlins 4-2
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts and Bryce Harper tied a season high with five walks as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
Anthony Rendon drove in two runs for the Nationals (77-75), who moved to within 6 ½ games of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, who lost 8-1 to St. Louis.
Strasburg (9-7) pitched six innings and allowed two runs and five hits with two walks. At one point, he struck out six consecutive batters.
Soto ’s 2-run single in 8th helps Nationals beat Brewers 5-4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto had another big hit in his impressive rookie season, though it came long after most of the Nationals Park crowd had gone home.
Soto's two-run single highlighted a four-run eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Milwaukee Brewers for a 5-4 win in a game that was delayed 1 hour, 57 minutes by rain in the top of the eighth and ended well past midnight.
Nats end 32-inning scoring drought, then romp past Mets 15-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Trea Turner touched the plate, then turned to his teammates on the bench.
"We did it, boys," he told them.
Turner set off a lively dugout celebration after scoring a run that ended Washington's 32-inning scoreless drought and the Nationals broke loose in a huge way, hammering the New York Mets 15-0 Sunday.
"I think everybody knew it was coming," slugger Bryce Harper said.
Galloway’s two-run hit in 10th lifts Marlins over Nats 7-5
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals just can't sustain any momentum in their attempt to get back into the National League playoff chase.
Saturday night's loss to the Marlins was a microcosm of their recent struggles.
Isaac Galloway hit a two-run single in the 10th inning, JT Riddle homered and drove in four runs and Miami beat Washington 7-5.
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia might address a report that he plans to step down at the end of the season. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the 59-year-old is expected to leave.
The 59-year-old Scioscia has managed the Angels since 2000 and is the longest-tenured manager in the majors. The Angels are 55-57 as their series wraps up in Cleveland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals slugger Bryce Harper got hit by a pitch and soon left the field. Then Reds star Joey Votto got hit and immediately went off — on the Nats.
The second game of a doubleheader turned testy Saturday night after a pair of former NL MVPs got plunked during Washington's 6-2 win for a split.
In the sixth inning, Harper was hit in the right kneecap by Austin Brice. Harper initially struggled to put any weight on his leg, but ultimately made his way to first base.
Bryce Harper pulled after being hit in knee by pitch
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals star Bryce Harper has been pulled from a game after being hit by a pitch in the right knee.
Harper was struck in the sixth inning of Washington's doubleheader nightcap against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night and was replaced defensively in the top of the seventh.
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