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Nats score 6 in 8th to gain in home-field race

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:47:30 EDT

The Nationals took advantage of a struggling Braves' bullpen as they erupted for six runs in the eighth inning of a 7-3 victory on Wednesday at SunTrust Park. The Nationals are now within 3 1/2 games of the Dodgers for home-field advantage in the playoffs.



Dress for October: Get Nats postseason gear

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:54:45 EDT

Check out the Nationals Shop and get suited up for the postseason in official National League East champions T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.



Turner's power, speed from leadoff earn raves

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:46:49 EDT

Trea Turner isn't known for his power, but the speedy shortstop continues to show he's got pop. He blasted the first pitch he saw on Wednesday into the Nationals' bullpen, sending the club on its way to a 7-3 win at SunTrust Park.



Revamped 'pen working wonders for Nationals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:53:30 EDT

Two months ago, one of the biggest narratives around Major League Baseball was the inconsistency of the Nationals' bullpen. It seemed that teams could counteract the strong starting rotation by scoring against Washington's struggling bullpen.



Roark looks to state playoff case vs. Braves

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:37:01 EDT

When Tanner Roark starts against the Braves at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, he will be attempting to extend the successful run that has given the Nationals reason to be confident about how he might fare as a part of their postseason rotation.



Scherzer 4th ever with 4 straight 250-K seasons

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:48:57 EDT

When told that Max Scherzer had achieved 250 strikeouts for the fourth consecutive season, Nationals manager Dusty Baker couldn't believe it. In fact, he was pretty amazed at the success of his ace pitcher.



Zimmerman, Max power Nats past Braves

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:50:51 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman reached 100 RBIs for the first time since 2009 as the Nationals continued to tune up for the postseason with a 4-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park. The Nationals moved within five games of the Dodgers for home field advantage in the playoffs, pending the Dodgers game on Tuesday night.



Bryce takes to basepaths, plays in sim game

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:05:08 EDT

Bryce Harper could return next week, according to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. Harper took another major step in his rehab on Tuesday, participating in a simulated game that included running the bases and fielding ground balls.



Albers key cog in Nats' bullpen transformation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:11:27 EDT

Washington's once-vulnerable middle relief has turned into an asset for manager Dusty Baker, and perhaps no one has played a bigger role in that transformation than veteran Matt Albers.



Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:45 EDT

Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Inbox: Will Robles fit in Nats' playoff picture?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:29:40 EDT

There are still a few unanswered questions remaining in this week's Nationals inbox, starting with the Nationals' top prospect -- who has looked impressive during his brief amount of playing time in Washington -- and if he fits in come playoff time.



Watch: How the Nationals got to the Postseason

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:51:59 EDT

MLB.com looks back at the Nationals' regular season as they clinch a second straight NL East title and advance to the Postseason.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Harper, Rendon

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:51:30 EDT

Vote for Bryce Harper (Personality of the Year) and Anthony Rendon (Best Performance) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Zim's HRs, Stras' arm propel Nats to 90th W

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:47:33 EDT

One swing from Ryan Zimmerman provided the Nationals with more offense Sunday night than they had through the first two games of this series with the Dodgers, as he launched a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning of a 7-1 victory Sunday night at Nationals Park.



Harper takes BP, aims to return for NLDS

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:54:06 EDT

Bryce Harper took batting practice at Nationals Park before Sunday's 7-1 Nationals victory over the Dodgers, unleashing his violent swing on the field for the first time since his knee injury last month.



Soto on list of prospects with soaring stock

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:27 EDT

The 10 hitters listed made the biggest jumps forward in 2017, with many not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year rankings, but now all firmly on the list, from the top 10 on down.



Nats 'very confident' with Strasburg in top form

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:27:32 EDT

If the Dodgers and Nationals meet again next month - and barring something very odd during the next two weeks, that wouldn't happen until the NLCS - Washington has a reason to believe it won't be doomed to repeat a similar fate after losing Game 5 of the NLDS at home. His name is Stephen Strasburg.



Nats fall short vs. LA, drop 4th game in last 5

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:22:50 EDT

The Dodgers have put some separation between themselves and the Nationals, utilizing another dominant pitching performance to lead them to a 3-2 victory in front of a sellout crowd Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.



Nats gathering intel for potential NLCS vs. LA

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:51:43 EDT

The Nationals have treated this series with the Dodgers as a chance to gain intel, gathering enough information about their opponent and storing it in case it can be put to use in the future. Conversely, Washington has tried to reveal as little of itself to Los Angeles as possible.



Glover weighs in on 'rough year,' latest injury

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:46:13 EDT

Koda Glover returned to the Nationals' clubhouse Friday night, rejoining the team and ready to take on a different role for the rest of the season. The inflammation in his right shoulder has ended his season, after he was shut down last week from his throwing program.



Nats come up empty in opener vs. Dodgers

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:06:02 EDT

Los Angeles blanked the Nationals on Friday night, 7-0, led by one of left-hander Alex Wood's best performances of late. Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager all hit homers off right-hander Edwin Jackson to take the air out of the 37,508 fans in Washington and increase the Dodgers' lead to six games over the Nationals for the best record in the NL.



Jackson vows to correct issue, rediscover form

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:13:45 EDT

Edwin Jackson had resurrected his career since he took over as the Nationals' fifth starter earlier this season. Now after a string of troubling outings, the latest of which came in Friday's 7-0 loss to the Dodgers, Jackson is trying to rediscover the form that made him successful the past few months.



Lobaton relieved that ankle injury isn't serious

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:16:23 EDT

Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton was relieved Friday afternoon at the condition of his left ankle a day after getting struck with an errant slider in the second inning of the Nats' 5-2 victory against the Braves on Thursday.



Prospect Robles flashes game-changing speed

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:28:44 EDT

Once Washington's dugout got a glimpse of Victor Robles' speed in action, it was instantly impressed. When Robles hit his first triple in the Nationals' 5-2 victory over the Braves at Nationals Park, it prompted Bryce Harper to turn to Trea Turner, who up to that point had been the undisputed fastest player on the club.



Young lineup backs Roark's quality start

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:32:05 EDT

After the Nationals dropped the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker decided to give many of his regular position players a day off in order to recharge. So Baker turned to a lineup filled with his team's young talent, which provided a spark in the Nationals' 5-2 victory on Thursday night against the Braves at Nationals Park.



Soto taken 5th in DR Winter League draft

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:09:14 EDT

Some of the biggest -- and youngest -- stars in the game are going home for the winter. The Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana, also known as the Dominican Republic Winter League, will be waiting for them when they arrive. On Thursday, the league held its annual rookie draft in front of 500 fans, family and friends in a mall lobby in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The draft, which is for players in Class A Advanced or higher, that had not been previously selected by a winter league team, was broadcast live on national television and online.



Scherzer stays in, sticks to plan to build stamina

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:10:53 EDT

With an upcoming off-day giving him an extra day of rest before his next start, Nationals ace Max Scherzer devised a game plan along with pitching coach Mike Maddux and manager Dusty Baker to extend his pitch count to help build stamina Wednesday night.



Turner sparks rally, but Scherzer falters in 7th

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:17:26 EDT

In just his second career start, Braves left-hander Luiz Gohara went toe-to-toe with Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, the favorite to win his second consecutive National League Cy Young Award. Then, Atlanta broke out for six runs in the seventh -- highlighted by a grand slam by Matt Kemp -- to cruise to an 8-2 victory Wednesday night at Nationals Park.



Nats to open '18 season on the road in March

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:21:36 EDT

The Nationals will open the 2018 season with a three-game series in Cincinnati starting on March 29, when all 30 Major League clubs are scheduled to begin the season on the earliest start date in MLB history.



Health, home-field top Dusty's to-do list

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:15:30 EDT

Now that the Nationals have achieved their initial goal and wrapped up the National League East title, manager Dusty Baker will have to find a way to navigate through a few remaining objectives during the final weeks of the regular season.



Nats shut out, Gio hit hard in loss to Braves

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:04:13 EDT

The Braves helped the Nationals wrap up the National League East on Sunday afternoon, but Atlanta did Washington no favors during an 8-0 thumping Tuesday night at Nationals Park.



Ahead with the curve: Gio elevates game

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:16:51 EDT

Nats rotation anchor Gio Gonzalez is relying more heavily on his curveball than he has since his days with the A's, and he's not just using it as a chase or strikeout pitch. In fact, Gonzalez is throwing it to get ahead.



Nats a fact: NL East champs

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:17:07 EDT

Ninety minutes after defeating the Phillies, the Nationals celebrated the Braves' walk-off win and their return to the postseason.



Starting Pictures: Nationals clinch NL East

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:27:18 EDT

Check out the top photos from Nationals Park as the Nationals celebrated their National League East crown.



Nats clinch NL East while watching TV

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:44:38 EDT

Nats clinch NL East while watching TV