Washington Nationals

Clutch in the capital: Nats' new-look 'pen shining
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Washington’s bullpen was a clear sore spot for the first half of the season, and trades for Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and Brandon Kintzler have paid off. Over the last month, the Nationals’ relievers have been among baseball’s best.

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Strasburg to come off DL, start in San Diego
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Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to come off the disabled list Saturday to start in his hometown opposite the Padres’ Travis Wood at Petco Park.

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Scherzer heads to DL with neck inflammation
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Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left neck inflammation Friday shortly after he was scratched from his start against the Padres.

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Nats cruise past Padres after Max scratched
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Matt Grace and five other Nationals relievers did their best Max Scherzer impressions Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.

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Lerner has leg amputated, now cancer free
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Washington players and coaches learned Thursday that Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner had his left leg amputated after efforts to remove cancer in the leg.

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Kelley activated; Madson goes on disabled list
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The Nationals got a reliever back Thursday, but at the cost of another.

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Perdomo aims to get back on track vs. Nats
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Max Scherzer looks to continue his National League Cy Young Award campaign, while Luis Perdomo tries to find his groove, when the Nationals continue their series against the Padres on Friday at Petco Park.

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Zimmerman's homer in 8th lifts Nats over Padres
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Ryan Zimmerman’s opposite-field homer broke an eighth-inning tie Thursday night, sending the Nationals to a 2-1, series-opening victory over the Padres at Petco Park.

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Familiar spot paying off for resurgent Jackson
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Edwin Jackson has been with 12 Major League teams, but the Nationals are the first he’s played for twice. For Jackson, a rare sense of familiarity is paying off.

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Another near no-no part of Gio's renaissance
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This is becoming the norm for left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who has developed into one of the Nationals’ most consistent and reliable starters during his stellar 2017 campaign. Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Tuesday’s 3-1 victory against the Angels, the second time he has flirted with a no-no in the past two […]

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Goodwin to DL; De Aza recalled to Majors
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The Nationals’ outfield absorbed another blow Wednesday morning when they placed outfielder Brian Goodwin on the disabled list with a left groin strain, retroactive to Aug. 14. In a corresponding move, the Nats selected the contract of outfielder Alejandro De Aza, who was signed in June to provide outfield depth, and moved Trea Turner to […]

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Jackson faces old club Padres in opener
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Right-hander Edwin Jackson makes his return to San Diego when the Nationals open up a four-game series with the Padres on Thursday evening at Petco Park. The Padres send veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to the mound.

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