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Max Scherzer knuckles down, comes up with new fastball grip

Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball. Limited by a stress fracture on his right ring finger, the Washington ace and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is throwing his fastball this spring with three fingers on top of the ball, rather than the usual two.

‘Here I come to save the day!’ Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look

Adam Eaton donned his “go-to shirt” – a gray T, with the words “Mighty Mouse” in red, and a sketch of the small-but-strong cartoon character who debuted in the 1940s – before and after the Washington Nationals’ first full-squad workout of spring training on Sunday.

Angels acquire infielder Espinosa in trade with Nationals

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired middle infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two minor league pitchers. The Angels sent right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the Nationals for Espinosa, who presumably lost his starting job when Washington obtained Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers

The Washington Nationals acquired center fielder Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox for three young pitchers, including top prospect Lucas Giolito and hard-throwing Reynaldo Lopez, who made the team’s postseason roster in 2016. The trade was made Wednesday, the last full day of the winter meetings outside the nation’s capital, and comes after Washington failed in its bid to get left-handed pitcher Chris Sale from the White Sox, who sent him to Boston, instead.

Chase Utley’s single lifts Dodgers over Nationals to force Game 5 of NLDS

Chase Utley singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning after the Dodgers’ bullpen faltered in relief of Clayton Kershaw, and Los Angeles avoided elimination with a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday that forced a deciding Game 5 in their N.L. Division Series.

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES – Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Monday for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff. Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings, putting the Nationals in position to wrap up the NL Division Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

MLB postpones Game 2 of Dodgers-Nationals NLDS

Long after the concourses emptied, the sky cleared up as the tarp still covered the field. Game 2 of the N.L. Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers still had to wait.

Kershaw looks to reverse postseason trend

WASHINGTON – It is one of baseball’s enduring mysteries in recent years and will be front-and-center in Game 1 of the N.L. Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals that begins Friday: Why is LA lefty Clayton Kershaw so downright masterful during the regular season and so decidedly mediocre during the playoffs?