WASHINGTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Cruz, who hit a two-run double in the fifth, smacked a 1-1 pitch from Brandon Hughes (1-1) to center to snap a 4-all tie with one out in the eighth.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila.
Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave Martinez.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Noah Syndergaard won his Phillies debut despite giving up four runs, Alec Bohm hit a three-run home run and Philadelphia won a rain-shortened, five-inning game 5-4 over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Josh Bell’s days are indeed numbered in Washington in his second season as a member of the struggling Nationals, he gave the home fans one last moment to celebrate.
Bell hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Nationals rallied to beat the St.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez writes Josh Bell's name on the Washington Nationals lineup card virtually every single game this season and plans to keep doing so.
“I look at it like that every day until something else happens,” Martinez said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers fans made their feelings known as Juan Soto stepped into the batter's box, just in case the Washington Nationals star didn't get their message at the All-Star Game.
PHOENIX (AP) — LeBron James liked the clown nose. Dave Martinez wasn't as big of a fan.
Sorry skip, it appears Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles is siding with the NBA superstar on this one.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto and Victor Robles homered, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 Sunday to snap a nine-game losing streak.
Soto, Washington’s lone All-Star who could be traded by the end of the month, hit a solo shot in the eighth inning to extend his on-base streak to a career-high 26 games.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez and Mike Rizzo are signed through the 2023 season after the Washington Nationals exercised their contract options for the World Series-winning manager and GM.
Managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the moves Saturday before the team's 80th game of a season that has already included 50 losses.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Erick Fedde allowed two hits over six innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory following an eight-game skid.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 Sunday to avoid a five-game sweep.
Washington ended an eight-game skid and snapped Philadelphia's seven-game road winning streak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day injured list with a stress reaction of the ribs, the team announced Tuesday.
Strasburg has made one start this season, his first since he had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is headed back to the injured list after feeling discomfort following a bullpen session.
Strasburg has made one start this season, his first since he had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer.
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MIAMI (AP) — Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut against the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
The 33-year-old Strasburg has been sidelined for most of the past two seasons.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets don't talk much about home runs.
“We preach in our meetings just to not try to do too much and chip away,” Mark Canha said, adding “that's what's fun, getting hits.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals right-hander Joe Ross will have season-ending Tommy John surgery, clouding his future with Washington in his final year under contract.
Washington manager Dave Martinez said Tuesday that Ross had opted for the surgery.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to address the elbow issue that landed him on the injured list in March.
Manager Dave Martinez said before the Nationals’ Friday night game at Milwaukee that Kieboom will have the surgery on May 27.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez had seen encouraging signs from Nelson Cruz, who was signed in the offseason to provide veteran muscle behind Juan Soto but has struggled thus far. Soto said Cruz's consistently positive attitude has buoyed the team during its difficult start.
DENVER (AP) — The Washington Nationals have reinstated Dee Strange-Gordon after the infielder/outfielder completed a weeklong rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Rochester.
To make roster room for Strange-Gordon, the Nationals optioned infielder Lucius Fox to Rochester and transferred right-hander Aníbal Sánchez from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez still sticks to his favorite catch phrases and his familiar optimism, invoking phrases about “going 1-0 today” and “anything can happen.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-run lead in the ninth inning wasn't enough for Giants manager Gabe Kapler, and the Nationals took exception.
With two outs in the top of the ninth on Friday night and San Francisco ahead 7-1, the Giants' Thairo Estrada took off on an 0-1 pitch and Brandon Crawford blooped a single over Washington shortstop Alcides Escobar, who grabbed the ball and threw out Estrada at the plate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It might not seem like a big deal for a starting pitcher to get through the sixth inning. It was, however, for Joan Adon and the Washington Nationals.
“Hallelujah!” Nationals manager Dave Martinez sang, his voice rising to a higher octave.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Lerner family that has owned the Washington Nationals since 2006 is exploring the possibility of selling the Major League Baseball franchise.
Manager Dave Martinez said before the team's game at Atlanta that managing principal owner Mark Lerner called him Monday morning to deliver the news.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Corbin will make his first opening day start with the Washington Nationals on Thursday against the New York Mets, manager Dave Martinez said Saturday.
“He feels strong and, like I said, he’s throwing the ball where he wants to throw it,” Martinez said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals fans have reasons to doubt 2022 will be their year. They got 29 more of them Wednesday.
Pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Cade Cavalli allowed 10 runs each while the Nationals were shellacked 29-8 by the St.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is really one person whose present and future matter more than any other associated with the Washington Nationals at the moment: Juan Soto.
How the 2021 NL MVP runner-up and 2020 batting champion performs — perhaps from the No.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Nationals are willing to wait for whatever Stephen Strasburg can deliver this season.
That's the approach Dave Martinez is taking with the former World Series MVP, who is recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and has pitched a total of only 26 2-3 innings in the last two years.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez actively lobbied for the Nationals to play more night games this spring.
He got his wish.
Of the five teams within the Nationals' spring training scheduling pod only Saturday’s opponent, the New York Mets, will play more Grapefruit League night games this year than Washington’s six.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cruz quickly showed the Washington Nationals he could bring more than a booming bat to his new team.
After standing in the batter’s box as Erick Fedde threw a live bullpen, Cruz approached the right-hander with a message: He was tipping his pitches.
Stephen Strasburg played catch when the Washington Nationals held their first official workout of spring training on Sunday, and the 2019 World Series MVP sat down for a chat with manager Dave Martinez and pitching coach Jim Hickey to discuss where things stand as he comes back from two consecutive seasons lost to injury and surgery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary DiSarcina will coach third base for the Washington Nationals, Eric Young Jr. will coach first base and Ricky Bones is the new bullpen coach as part of a revamped staff under manager Dave Martinez announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Darnell Coles was hired by the Washington Nationals as their hitting coach on Monday, returning him to an organization he worked for in the minor leagues and reuniting him with manager Dave Martinez, a former teammate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — These are now Juan Soto’s Washington Nationals.
He is their lone bona fide superstar, someone around whom they will try to rebuild — or, to use general manager Mike Rizzo's preferred term, “reboot.”
DENVER (AP) — Josiah Gray pitched into the sixth inning to earn his second career win, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Monday night.
Luis García hit a two-run single and Alcides Escobar had three hits for the Nationals.
MIAMI (AP) — Juan Soto took over the NL batting lead, getting three hits and three RBIs to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday night.
Soto singled, doubled and hit his 27th homer, raising his average to .321 and passing former teammate Trea Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who is at .318.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Washington Nationals starting pitcher Sean Nolin five games on Friday for intentionally hitting Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Nolin, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, initially planned to appeal the suspension before agreeing to start serving it Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a game-winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals right-hander Joe Ross was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a partially torn elbow ligament and will be re-evaluated by the doctor who performed his Tommy John surgery in 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) — The series opener between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets was suspended in the top of the second inning Tuesday night because of rain.
Washington is ahead 3-1 on the strength of a three-run homer from Juan Soto in his return to the starting lineup.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four Washington Nationals players and eight staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Major League Baseball to postpone their game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trea Turner singled in the first inning and scored on Josh Bell's three-run homer that put the Washington Nationals ahead to stay, but their shortstop was then pulled from the game because of a positive COVID-19 test and never played defense in a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg will have season-ending neck surgery, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Tuesday, ending another frustrating year for Washington's 2019 World Series hero.
The three-time All-Star right-hander felt discomfort after a 27-pitch bullpen session last week and saw a specialist on Monday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 victory over the sinking Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Rhys Hoskins also had a three-run homer for the second-place Phillies, who are 3 1/2 games behind the New York Mets in the NL East.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was scratched from his start at Baltimore on Saturday night with what the team described as mild right triceps discomfort.
Manager Dave Martinez said before the game that Scherzer had an MRI and it was “extremely clean” — he's expected to make his next start.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Stephen Strasburg felt some discomfort in his neck after a recent bullpen session, and Washington manager Dave Martinez said Friday the Nationals are trying to figure out what to do next.