Washington Nationals

Tonight's game in DC 'a unifying event'
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Members of Major League Baseball and the Nationals showed their support for those affected by the tragedy that shook Washington on Wednesday morning, when a man began firing gunshots at a park in Alexandria, Va., while Republican members of Congress held a morning baseball practice.

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Closer's lone piece missing in Nats' puzzle
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Washington’s bullpen has a 5.11 ERA, third worst in baseball. The Nationals have converted just 63 percent of their saves chances, 16th-best overall, but not what a championship team needs.

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Alexandria resident Baker reflects on shooting
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Dusty Baker — who lives in Alexandria, Va., during the season — woke up to a phone call from a friend in California asking him if he was OK. His friend informed him of the news that shook Washington on Wednesday that a man had unleashed gun shots at a park in Alexandria as Republican […]

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Nats draft Dusty's son Darren in 27th round
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The Nationals have selected Darren Baker, son of manager Dusty Baker, in the 27th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Darren, 18, is a 5-foot-11, 160-pound shortstop out of Jesuit (Calif.) High School and hit .396 while leading off during his senior season.

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Roark takes the ball for finale vs. Braves
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The Nationals and Braves wrap up their three-game set in D.C. Wednesday with a 4:05 p.m. ET matinee.

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Nats' 4th-round pick part of storied LSU tradition
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Nine of the Nationals’ first 10 selections in the 2017 MLB Draft have been pitchers, with the exception of one 5-foot-9, 179-pound outlier from Louisiana State University.

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Zim's two homers help Nats snap 4-game skid
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After a three-game hiatus, Ryan Zimmerman didn’t miss a beat in his return from a back injury. Zimmerman hit two home runs, including the go-ahead long ball in the sixth inning to lead the Nationals to a 10-5 win over the Braves at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, snapping their four-game losing streak.

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LIVE Draft Tracker: Follow every Nationals pick
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Stay up to the minute with live Day 2 Draft results from Rounds 3-10, including player info, scouting video, sortable data and more on every selection. Day 3 will air live Wednesday on MLB.com, beginning at noon ET.

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Nats trio holding strong in All-Star voting
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A trio of Nationals are still leading the way in the latest installment of fan-voting update in the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot released on Monday. Bryce Harper is pacing the field and is the only player with more than two million votes at 2,132,795 votes, while Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy are leading at […]

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Ross looks to build on bounceback start
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R.A. Dickey and Joe Ross, who are each coming off perhaps their best starts of the season, will pitch against each other when the Nationals host the Braves on Tuesday night in the second game of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

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Nats snag southpaw Raquet in 3rd round
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In an MLB Draft the Nationals believed was rich with pitching, they stuck with that theme to begin Day 2 on Tuesday, selecting left-hander Nick Raquet from the College of William & Mary with their third-round pick (No. 103 overall).

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Amid long stretch, Nats call up extra reliever
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The Nationals have decided to carry an extra reliever in order to help them get through this stretch of 20 consecutive days without an off-day, as they promoted right-hander Trevor Gott prior to Monday’s game against the Braves.

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