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From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer declares himself ready to return

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is ready to get in a game for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

AP source: Greg Holland, Nats agree in principle on minors deal

A person familiar with the deal says right-handed reliever Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle on a minor league contract. The deal is pending the …


MLB roundup: Josh Donaldson homers in 10th, lifts Braves over Nationals 5-4

Josh Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two …



MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg wins 7th straight start, Nats beat Dodgers 11-4

Stephen Strasburg tossed seven masterful innings to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Washington Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.


A day after returning from IL, Max Scherzer has strained back

Washington ace Max Scherzer received a stem cell shot to treat his strained back and hopes to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against Atlanta. Scherzer returned from the injured …


Nats’ Max Scherzer slated to return Thursday against Rockies

Nationals ace Max Scherzer is slated to start Thursday against the Colorado after recovering from inflammation under his right shoulder. The 34-year-old right-hander threw a bullpen session before Washington’s game …


Max Scherzer won’t start for Nats against Atlanta this weekend

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won’t come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot this week …


Nationals place ace Max Scherzer on 10-day injury list

The Washington Nationals have put Max Scherzer on the 10-day injury list because the ace right-hander has a mid-back strain. An MRI on Scherzer’s back came back negative, and the …


Max Scherzer’s next start pushed back because of sore back

The Washington Nationals are pushing back Max Scherzer’s next start because the ace right-hander is dealing with back soreness. Manager Dave Martinez says an MRI on Scherzer’s back came back …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Orioles ask court to refuse arbitration decision with Nats

Lawyers for the Baltimore Orioles were met by skeptical questions from a judge they asked to reject an arbitration decision from baseball executives awarding the Washington Nationals $296.8 million for …


Nationals dance their way from rock bottom to playoff race

Since waking up at rock bottom on May 24, the Washington Nationals have gone a major league-best 28-11 to vault into playoff contention. With its combination of power hitting and …


MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg immaculate as surging Nationals beat Marlins 3-1

Washington has won seven of its last eight and is 25-10 since May 24. The Nationals improved to 44-41, the first time they’ve been three games over .500 this season.


Johan Camargo’s pinch-hit HR in 10th lifts Braves past Nats 4-3

Johan Camargo had a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series.


Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies despite suffering a broken nose. He injured himself during batting practice on Tuesday when he …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Nationals’ Max Scherzer suffers broken nose during bunting drill

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice. Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg earns 100th win, Nationals beat White Sox 9-5

Stephen Strasburg earned his 100th career victory, Anthony Rendon homered and drove in five runs and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Tuesday in Washington. …


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

MLB roundup: Fired-up Max Scherzer strikes out 15 as Nationals beat Reds 4-1

Max Scherzer struck out a season high 15, allowing three hits over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals over Cincinnati 4-1 on Sunday, their 12th win in 14 games …


Trea Turner activated by Nats, who put Anibal Sanchez on the IL

Shortstop Trea Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals, who placed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the IL. The 25-year-old Turner missed 38 games …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

Nats’ Anibal Sanchez strains hamstring, will go on injured list

Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez will go on the injured list after leaving in the second inning of Washington’s 7-6 win against the New York Mets. Sanchez is a 35-year-old right-hander. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

MLB panel cuts value of Nats’ TV rights in dispute with O’s

A Major League Baseball panel hearing the long-running dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own said Washington should receive $296.8 million …


Carter Kieboom demoted by Nats after rough start

A day after he failed to come up with a line drive and misplayed a grounder for an error, rookie shortstop Carter Kieboom was demoted by the Washington Nationals to …


Nationals place Juan Soto on 10-day IL with back spasms

The Washington Nationals have placed left fielder Juan Soto on the 10-day injured list due to back spasms. The 20-year-old Soto missed three straight games entering Saturday’s contest against the …


Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg becomes fastest to 1,500 career strikeouts

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings pitched than any player in major league history during the Washington’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Strasburg got opposing …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 2:46 p.m.

Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon to IL after missing 7 of 8 games

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is finally heading to the injured list with a bruised left elbow after sitting out seven of Washington’s past eight games. Rendon joins two other …


MLB roundup: Patrick Corbin takes 1-hitter into 8th, Nationals beat Giants 4-2

Patrick Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning in his first victory with Washington, Wilmer Difo homered and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday.


MLB roundup: Bryce Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2

Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

T-R-A-I-T-O-R: Bryce Harper hears boos at Nats Park, hits HR, flips bat

Bryce Harper was greeted by plenty of loud boos on his return to Nationals Park as an opponent for the first time since signing a $330 million contract to play …


Bryce Harper ready for anything in return to D.C. with Phillies

Seven miles from Nationals Park, at the Takoma Community Center in the northwest quadrant of Washington, there is a refurbished youth baseball field named for Bryce Harper. It’s a symbol …