Washington Nationals

Nats activate Drew for postseason availability
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The Nationals activated infielder Stephen Drew from the disabled list prior to Saturday’s game against the Pirates, but Drew is not expected to return to action this weekend.

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October Confidential: Nationals
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How do you beat the Nationals? MLB.com asked rival players from around Major League Baseball to offer an inside look at how best to face the National League East champions.

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Cy candidate Gio wraps Nats' regular season
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Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will look to put the finishing touches on the best season of his career and prepare for the postseason when the Nats and Bucs square off one more time Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Nats cruise after Scherzer's exit until fateful 9th
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The Pirates managed just one hit through the first eight innings Saturday before erupting for four runs in the ninth to steal a 4-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday night at Nationals Park.

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MLB Alumni Association hosts clinic for DC kids
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For Scott McGregor, spreading the gospel of baseball is simply the circle of life. The 13-year veteran and former Baltimore Orioles star joined fellow members of the Major League Baseball Alumni Association at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Saturday morning. Around 80 grade school kids with their small gloves and big dreams joined them […]

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Nats not haunted by ghosts of NLDS past
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So you’re the Nationals, and you’ve known for a while you’ll play in the postseason and you’ve struggled forever during the first round. But you’re still involved with that pesky thing called the regular season. What’s your mindset regarding now and later?

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Scherzer tunes up for postseason vs. Bucs
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Max Scherzer will start against the Pirates on Saturday night at Nationals Park, making one last appearance before the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile and potentially one final case for himself in the NL Cy Young Award race.

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Harper unlikely to play full game before NLDS
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With the regular season dwindling, Nationals manager Dusty Baker acknowledged Friday that Bryce Harper might not have enough time to play for nine innings before the postseason begins.

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Full core: Nats' bats back, ready for postseason
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For the first time in months, after being hammered by injuries, the Nationals got a glimpse of their starting lineup back at full strength in Friday night’s 6-1 victory over the Pirates.

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Stras, Nats host meeting of No. 1 Draft picks
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Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 Draft, will square off for the second time against Gerrit Cole, the top overall selection in ’11, on Friday night at Nationals Park. This time, Bryce Harper — the No. 1 pick in the ’10 Draft — will join them on the field. For the first […]

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De Aza, Nats walk off after Doolittle blown save
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The Nationals and Pirates entered this series ranked first and second, respectively, in September bullpen ERAs. And yet on Thursday night, the Bucs struck for two in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game before Alejandro De Aza singled home the game-winning run in the bottom half for a 5-4 Nats walk-off […]

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Nationals: Harper to close out regular season
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Following a night off from the starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates, the Nationals plan to play Bryce Harper for the rest of the weekend to close out the regular season.

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