Washington Nationals

Nats play host to Pitch, Hit & Run competition
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Joshua Prinzel studies Bryce Harper’s batting stance and is inspired by the plays he makes in right field. So the day after Harper scored a run and darted a 98.2-mph throw to home plate in the Nationals’ game against the Rangers at Nationals Park, Prinzel mimicked his idol on the same field with his skill […]

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Nationals raise nearly $400K at Dream Gala
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The Nationals raised nearly $400,000 at their annual Dream Gala on Saturday night at the Marriott Marquis. The 12th annual event serves as the primary fundraiser for the Dream Foundation, and the money raised will support initiatives focused on academics, arts, nutrition and sports for children and teens in the Washington region.

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Eaton says recovery is ahead of schedule
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When speaking with reporters for the first time since the injury before the Nationals’ game with the Rangers on Sunday afternoon, Adam Eaton said he’s ahead of schedule in his recovery process and has gained a new love for baseball while sitting out.

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Strasburg brings track record to Braves opener
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When Washington’s Stephen Strasburg and Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz oppose each other at Nationals Park on Monday night, it will be a repeat of the pitching matchup in the Braves’ only road win against the Nationals since the start of 2015.

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7-year-old throws 1st pitch with 3D printed hand
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In Las Vegas before the start of Spring Training, Bryce Harper met seven-year-old Hailey Dawson, who was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare birth defect that left her without the three middle fingers on her right hand. Dawson owns a 3D-printed hand because of it, and yet she still asked to throw out the first […]

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Max K's 10, but Nats drop finale to Rangers
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Elvis Andrus’ two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning, which catapulted 32-year-old rookie righty Austin Bibens-Dirkx and the Rangers to a 5-1 victory over Max Scherzer and the Nationals on Sunday afternoon and a three-game sweep at Nationals Park.

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Nats put Glover on DL, activate Blanton
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The Nationals placed closer Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with lower back stiffness before Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Rangers and activated reliever Joe Blanton from the DL.

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Nats cede 2-run lead in 9th, fall in 11th
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Robinson Chirinos hammered a three-run homer in the 11th inning to lead the Rangers to one of their best wins of the year in a 6-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Bryce cooker: Harper's laser saves run
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Bryce Harper rocketed a 98.2-mph throw from right field, as projected by Statcast, to nail Pete Kozma at home plate in the ninth inning of the Nationals’ game against the Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Scherzer eyes 4th straight 10-K game
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Max Scherzer has been on a tear recently, and he’ll look to carry that momentum into the final game of the Nationals’ three-game series against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

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Zim, Glover back issues play into loss
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Two key members of the Nationals were revealed to be dealing with back injuries after Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Rangers in 11 innings, although the extent of both injuries is unclear.

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Rizzo says Baker's status won't be distraction
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The Nationals own the best record in the National League and have marched out to a commanding lead in the National League East division, which they led by 11 1/2 games entering Friday. And yet the man leading that charge as manager, Dusty Baker, is currently in the final season of his contract.

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