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8/27/2015 | Rendon ends Padres' rally with fantastic stop

With the Nationals' collective back against the wall and Melvin Upton Jr. on third base, Anthony Rendon dove to his stomach.


8/27/2015 | Scherzer aims to get on track against Marlins

The Marlins and Nationals open up a three-game series in Washington on Friday as the Nationals try to stay afloat in the National League East. The Marlins will face ace Max Scherzer, a byproduct of the Nationals shuffling their starting rotation for series against the Mets and Cardinals down the road.


8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres

The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.


8/27/2015 | Taylor day to day after crashing into wall

Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right knee contusion. He is listed as day to day.


8/27/2015 | Yunel hit on hand with pitch; X-rays negative

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right hand injury.


8/27/2015 | Span headed to DL with left hip inflammation

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is headed to the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation, manager Matt Williams announced after Thursday's 4-2 win. He could miss the rest of the season.


8/27/2015 | Aggressive approach backfires on Yunel, Nats

Yunel Escobar knew the drill. With the Nationals' comeback almost complete and the tying run 90 feet away, Escobar's job was to hit a fly ball, drive Anthony Rendon in and hand the baton over to a hot Ryan Zimmerman.


8/26/2015 | Ross faces original club during finale in DC

Nationals rookie right-hander Joe Ross will start against the Padres for the first time in his career on Thursday, but San Diego is plenty familiar with the 22-year-old.


8/26/2015 | 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats

The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.


8/26/2015 | Sources: McLouth likely out for rest of '15

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is expected to miss the rest of the season because of shoulder issues, according to two baseball sources. The Nationals have not confirmed the news.


8/26/2015 | Call extends inning for Nats, who cash in

It was the knockout blow that should have never landed.


8/25/2015 | Road warrior Ross takes on Nationals in DC

If you think Tyson Ross, who gets the start for the Padres on Wednesday against the Nationals, will be out of his element pitching away from Petco Park, think again. In fact, Ross has had much more success pitching away from his pitcher-friendly home ballpark in 2015.


8/25/2015 | Strong Stras, slam by Zim carry Nats to win

If Stephen Strasburg's dismal start to 2015 led to plenty of questions, lately he's done nothing but provide answers. On Tuesday, the former No. 1 overall pick turned in his seventh consecutive terrific start as the Nationals toppled the Padres, 8-3, to notch their third consecutive win.


8/25/2015 | Nationals stretching out Roark in Minors

Right-hander Tanner Roark was optioned to Class A Advanced Potomac on Tuesday with a specific agenda: increase his pitch count.


8/24/2015 | Span expects to be activated, play today

Nationals center fielder Denard Span said that he expects to be taken off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and start against the Padres that night.


8/24/2015 | Eyes wide open: Turner at dawn of career

MLB.com caught up with No. 2 prospect Trea Turner to talk about his brief time with the Nationals and his future in baseball.


8/23/2015 | Consistent offense vital for Nats' pursuit

By pounding the Brewers, 9-5, on Sunday afternoon, the Nationals won their first home series since July 20-22 against the Mets. It was also the first time since late June that Washington won consecutive series.


8/23/2015 | Harper foils shift twice by going opposite way

In theory, the Brewers' defensive shift against Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper on Sunday was designed to induce outs from a pull hitter. In actuality, it opened up an entire side of the infield for one of the league's best hitters.


8/23/2015 | Shields, Strasburg square off in Padres-Nats opener

After a mutual off-day on Monday, the Padres and Nationals, both outside the current playoff picture, start a three-game series in Washington on Tuesday.


8/23/2015 | Taylor tearing it up from No. 8 slot

Bryce Harper isn't the only one on the Nationals who is hitting for power these days. Center fielder Michael Taylor has been productive as long as he is hitting eighth in the order.


8/22/2015 | Timing is right for Rendon's offensive breakout

Somewhere in the middle of his pregame media session on Saturday, Nationals manager Matt Williams, stoic and reserved as ever, acknowledged that Anthony Rendon's breakthrough might not be far off.


8/22/2015 | Nationals try to build positive momentum at home

After a win on Saturday against the Brewers tied the series, the Nationals will try to win their first home series since July 20-22 in Sunday's series finale, which pits Matt Garza against Jordan Zimmermann.


8/22/2015 | Play Ball teaches children about baseball, life

Seven-year-old Antonio, like so many other children from Washington has always preferred football to baseball. For that reason alone, he was a perfect participant in Saturday's "Play Ball" initiative, a joint effort between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major League Baseball.


8/21/2015 | Nationals look to reclaim winning ways against Brewers

With hopes of regaining lost ground in the National League East, Washington hosts Milwaukee on Saturday night at Nationals Park.


8/21/2015 | Brewers run away from slumping Nationals

If the Nationals are going to stay in the pennant race, they have to start playing well in all facets of the game. That wasn't the case Friday night as the Brewers pounded the Nationals, 10-3, at Nationals Park.




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