Washington Nationals

Nats come up short despite Zim's 2 homers
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Fans have anticipated Erick Fedde’s Major League debut ever since the Nationals drafted the promising prospect in the first round of the 2014 Draft. Yet when the day finally arrived on Sunday, with around 50 of Fedde’s family members in attendance, the Rockies spoiled the occasion, scoring seven runs (five earned) off the rookie over […]

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Zim becomes all-time DC home run king
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About two weeks after becoming the franchise’s all-time home run leader, Ryan Zimmerman reached another milestone on Sunday by passing Frank Howard for the most home runs in D.C. baseball history during Nationals’ 10-6 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Rockies at Nationals Park.

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Gonzalez opens series vs. Marlins in hometown
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While their division lead isn’t in jeopardy, the Nationals will open a three-game set against a hot Marlins team a few hours after the non-waiver Trade Deadline at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday at Marlins Park.

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Jackson, Nats quiet Rockies in nightcap win
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The Nationals erupted for three runs in the fifth inning, combining with Edwin Jackson’s strong start to lead Washington to a 3-1 win over the Rockies at Nationals Park and earn a split in the doubleheader.

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Nationals release veteran outfielder Heisey
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By the time reporters arrived in the Nationals clubhouse on Sunday morning, Chris Heisey’s locker was already cleaned out, about two minutes after Washington announced the veteran outfielder had been released. The move made room on the 40-man roster for Erick Fedde to make his Major League debut in Game 1 of the twin bill […]

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Nats pleased with acquisitions but not finished
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With Monday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline fast approaching, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he was pleased with his team’s starting pitching depth prior to Saturday’s game against the Rockies.

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Kendrick activated, notches first hit with Nats
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Newest National Howie Kendrick arrived at Nationals Park in time to take early batting practice Saturday and begin getting accustomed to his new team. He described Washington as one of his favorite cities and was excited to have the opportunity to join a team with good postseason prospects. The Nationals activated Kendrick prior to Friday’s […]

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Fedde ready for Majors debut vs. Rockies
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Two rookie pitchers — one of whom will be making his Major League debut — will go head-to-head when the Nationals and Rockies play the first game of their doubleheader at Nationals Park on Sunday.

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Difo drives in 2 but Nats' bats cold in opener
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In one of the best starts of his young career, Rockies right-hander German Marquez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the National League’s top scoring offense as he led the Rockies to a 4-2 victory Saturday night at Nationals Park.

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Difo's new plate approach boosting lineup
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Shortstop Wilmer Difo is hitting .375 with 10 RBIs in July, production the Nationals need in the absence of their speedster leadoff man. Difo became an even more crucial cog when shortstop Stephen Drew landed on the DL on Saturday.

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Nats net veteran Kendrick from Phils
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The Nationals added bench depth Friday night by acquiring infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick from the Phillies for left-handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills, now ranked No. 24 on Philadelphia’s Top 30 Prospects list per MLBPipeline.com. Washington also received cash in the deal and sent international amateur signing bonus pool space to Philadelphia.

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Rox-Nats postponed; doubleheader Sunday
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Tonight’s Rockies-Nationals game at Nationals Park has been postponed due to rain. The team’s will play a split doubleheader Sunday (1:35 p.m. ET and 7:05 p.m.)

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