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UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

MLB capsules: Nationals set team scoring record, rout Mets 25-4

In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New …


Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle on DL; will miss All-Star Game

The Washington Nationals placed all-star closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day disabled list with left toe inflammation and optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Doolittle, 31, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

MLB capsules: Mark Reynolds drives in 10 runs as Nationals drub Marlins

Mark Reynolds homered twice and drove in a career-high 10 runs, Max Scherzer won for the first time since June 5, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 18-4 …


MLB roundup: Trea Turner homers twice, Washington Nationals rally past Miami Marlins

Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to help the Washington Nationals rally from a nine-run deficit and defeat the Miami …





Bryce Harper will take part in Home Run Derby if he’s an all-star

Slugger Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the National League All-Star team.


Royals trade closer Kelvin Herrera to Nationals

Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals on …


Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg headed to DL with shoulder inflammation

Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Martinez said after the Nationals’ 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far …


MLB Capsules: Max Scherzer gets 13 strikeouts in 10th win, Nationals beat Rays

Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors this season, striking out 13 in the Washington Nationals’ 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay …




MLB Capsules: Dodgers sweep day-night doubleheader vs. Nationals

Matt Kemp had a pinch-hit, two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers survived a sterling performance by Max Scherzer to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on …


Nationals place Howie Kendrick on DL with Achilles injury

The Nationals have placed veteran Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list with a right Achilles tendon injury.


Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman placed on DL with back injury

The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day disabled list Saturday and promoted veteran infielder Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Syracuse.


MLB Capsules: Moved to top of order, slumping Bryce Harper homers for Nationals

Slumping Bryce Harper was moved to the leadoff spot for the first time since 2013 and responded with a three-run homer that helped Max Scherzer win his fifth straight start …



MLB capsules: Max Scherzer steals second, throws fifth shutout

Max Scherzer stole the first base of his professional career and allowed only two singles in his fifth big league shutout, and the Washington Nationals ended a five-game losing skid …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Michael Conforto comes off disabled list to star for Mets in win over Nationals

Michael Conforto came off the disabled list to hit a tiebreaking, two-rum homer off Stephen Strasburg, Yoenis Cespedes also went deep against the ace, and Jay Bruce added an insurance …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

MLB capsules: Adam Eaton leads Nationals past Reds 13-7

Adam Eaton had a solo homer among his career-high five hits and Brian Goodwin hit his first career grand slam on Saturday, powering the Washington Nationals to a 13-7 victory …


Dave Martinez calls in camels to get Nationals over playoff hump

New Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a trio of camels brought to spring training camp, four-legged visual aids to help players launch a journey aimed at getting over the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

Baker gone as manager of Nationals after two N.L. East titles

Dusty Baker’s time as the manager of the Washington Nationals is over after two seasons, two N.L. East titles and zero playoff series victories. The Nationals announced Friday that they …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Cubs hold off Nationals to reach third consecutive National League Championship Series

Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third N.L. Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals beat Cubs to force NLDS to Game 5

Stephen Strasburg shook off an illness and all doubts about his mettle to pitch seven dominant innings, Michael A. Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Washington Nationals beat …


NLDS Game 4 of Nationals-Cubs rained out, rescheduled for Wednesday

Game 4 of the N.L. Division Series was postponed by rain on Tuesday, giving Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta another day to rest his troublesome right hamstring and putting ace …


Anthony Rizzo delivers as Cubs take NLDS lead over Nationals

Anthony Rizzo looped a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame Max Scherzer’s brilliant performance to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman homers lift Nationals past Cubs

Bryce Harper hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Ryan Zimmerman tacked on a three-run shot moments later to lift the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 comeback …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Kyle Hendricks outduels Stephen Strasburg as Cubs take Game 1

Relying on precision rather than power, Kyle Hendricks pitched the Chicago Cubs to another winning start in October.