Washington Nationals

Roark looks to rebound in opener vs. Marlins
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The Marlins welcome Justin Nicolino back to the rotation, as the Nationals look for Tanner Roark to get back on track. The two are matched on Monday in the series opener at 7:10 p.m. ET at Marlins Park.

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Embattled Nats bullpen effective vs. Mets
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t’s no secret that the weakest link on this first-place Nationals team is its bullpen. But when the club needed the unit to come through during the Nationals’ 7-4 win over the Mets on Saturday, they ultimately got the job done.

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Three-HR day sends Nats to third straight win
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The Nationals tightened their hammerlock on the NL East with a 6-4 triumph over the Mets on Saturday, remaining unbeaten at Citi Field this season and clinching another series victory there.

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Scherzer keeps K streak going, but DPs key
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The latest Max Scherzer line looks like so many others the Nationals have seen from their right-handed ace. Eight innings, one run, four hits, 10 strikeouts. And three double plays. Three double plays?

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Righty Jackson signs Minors deal with Nats
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Edwin Jackson was a solid starting pitcher for the first Nationals team to win a National League East title. Five years later, Jackson returned to the organization Friday, this time on a Minor League contract that will have him joining the rotation at Triple-A Syracuse.

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Stras aims to continue Citi Field dominance
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In his first career start at Citi Field, Stephen Strasburg allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings. His visits since have gone much the same way. Strasburg, who starts for the Nationals against the Mets on Saturday, is 6-1 with a 1.97 ERA in eight career Citi Field starts. Right-hander Seth Lugo starts for […]

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Backed by trip jacks, Scherzer makes Mets fold
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The Mets entered this weekend’s four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it’s the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field.

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Murphy has no mercy on Mets as Nats roll
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Few themes around baseball have been as consistent the past two seasons as Daniel Murphy’s superhero act and the Mets’ injury woes. So it came as little surprise that on a day in which the Mets absorbed troubling news on four of their players, Murphy took no mercy with another standout performance against his former […]

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Scherzer out to rack up more K's vs. Mets
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Max Scherzer still has a long way to go to catch the likes of Pedro Martinez and Chris Sale, both of whom struck out 10 or more batters in eight consecutive starts, but Scherzer can reach the halfway point to that mark Friday night against the Mets at Citi Field. The man tasked with outdueling […]

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Congressional Game: The Hill, the chills
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Thursday at Nationals Park was a night of bipartisanship and camaraderie, with a message of unity that served as an overlying theme for the two-hour Congressional Baseball Game.

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DC's night: Bryce thrills, even in NYC
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It didn’t take long for Bryce Harper to announce his presence to the Mets faithful at Citi Field during the Nationals’ 8-3 win on Thursday night — and the home run he smacked was even faster.

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Nationals recall lefty Grace, option Gott
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In an effort to bolster their struggling bullpen, the Nationals recalled Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Trevor Gott in a corresponding move.

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