Washington Nationals

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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Werth, Heisey, Raburn close to returning
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Reporters have blitzed Nationals manager Dusty Baker with injury questions this week, as the team is missing three usual starters and a handful of reserve outfielders and relievers.

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Roark, Nationals welcome Rockies to DC
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Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark and Rockies rookie righty German Marquez each spent his previous start breaking hitters with, well, breaking pitches. Expect plenty of pitches to wiggle and bend on Friday night, when their teams meet at Nationals Park in the opener of a three-game series between contending clubs.

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Nats' 8-HR, 15-run barrage dominates Crew
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The ball flew over the wall so often that it seemed like a team-wide round of batting practice for the Nationals. They matched a franchise record as they clubbed eight home runs during a historic display of power in a 15-2 drubbing of the Brewers on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Scherzer notches 6th straight 200-K season
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Throughout his career, Nationals ace Max Scherzer has dedicated the necessary time and effort to preparing his body for heavy workloads. He’s now been rewarded with six straight seasons of at least 200 strikeouts, adding yet another accomplishment to his already lengthy list.

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Record power: DC hits 5 HRs in 3rd, 4 in a row
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The Nationals hit four consecutive home runs in the third inning against the Brewers. The homers were hit by Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman.

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Scherzer eyes return to All-Star form vs. Crew
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Max Scherzer will look to return to his dominant self when he opposes the Brewers and right-hander Michael Blazek, who’ll make his first career Major League start, in the series finale at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon.

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