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Nationals Win NL East Title With Victory Over Braves

Let them drink champagne. Lots of it. The Washington Nationals (87-63) clinched their second division title in three years with a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves (75-76) on Tuesday night, becoming the first major league team to clinch a playoff berth this year just minutes before the Orioles became AL East champions in Baltimore. […]

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Masterful Strasburg Slices Magic Number to Two

In perhaps his best outing of the season, especially considering the circumstances, Stephen Strasburg blew the Atlanta Braves (75-75) away over seven shutout innings, pushing the Washington Nationals‘ (86-63) division lead to an all-time high 11.5 games and dropping their magic number to two as the Nats won in Atlanta, 4-2. With tonight’s series-opening win in hand, the […]

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Nationals Look To Clinch NL East In Atlanta

The fate of the National League East could be reduced to one series as the Washington Nationals (85-63) take on the Atlanta Braves (75-74) for the final time this season. The Nationals lead the division by 10.5 games and have a magic number of four, but against their second-place opponent the Nats would need to […]

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Zimmermann, Ramos Power Nats To Win In Series Finale

The Washington Nationals (85-63) are steamrolling their way to the NL East crown, and after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the New York Mets (72-78), their magic number to win that title was lowered to five. Jordan Zimmermann’s (W, 12-5) effort resulted in a Nationals win for his ninth consecutive start, Wilson Ramos homered and Drew […]

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Offense Returns as Nats Cream Mets

The night after their first Citi Field loss in 15 months, the Washington Nationals (84-63) beat up on the New York Mets (72-77), pounding out 15 hits in a 10-3 victory. The win, combined with the Atlanta Braves’ second consecutive loss to the MLB-worst Texas Rangers, puts the Nats at the doorstep of a division […]

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Nats Fall To Mets on Road for First Time Since 2013

A big first inning for the New York Mets (72-76), coupled with a strong bullpen performance, sent the Washington Nationals (83-63) to their first loss at Citi Field since June 29th of last season, snapping a 12-game winning streak with a 4-3 loss. The Nats’ streak of road dominance was historic: 12 games was the […]

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Mets Hope To Stay In Wild Card Race With Series Against Nats

In a fitting matchup to honor the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Washington Nationals (82-62) will travel to New York to play the New York Mets (71-75) in their final face-off at Citi Field of the season. The Mets are hoping to use this series to keep their postseason hopes alive, at 5.5 games […]

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Roark Earns 13th Win In Series Opener With Mets

The Washington Nationals (83-62) lowered their magic number to nine in convincing fashion on Thursday night with a 6-2 win over the New York Mets (71-76). Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered, Tanner Roark finally got his 13th win, and the Mets’ starting pitcher and manager were both ejected in a drama-filled evening. LaRoche kicked […]

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Federal Reserve: Potomac Nationals Clinch Championship

With a 5-1 win Wednesday night over the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers), the High-A Potomac Nationals clinched the Carolina League’s Mills Cup Championship Series. Highlighting the victory for Potomac was another strong postseason performance from John Wooten, who went 2-for-4. Over the series’ four games, he went 8-for-15 with three home runs, including two […]

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Fister Brilliant as Nats Go Eight Up on Braves

Doug Fister was sharp tonight, giving up just two hits in seven shutout innings, as the Washington Nationals (81-61) did just enough to defeat the Atlanta Braves (74-70), winning 2-1. After a rough stretch that saw him give up 13 runs (11 earned) in 16.2 innings over three starts, Fister (W, 13-6) was right back […]

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Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down […]

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LaRoche Helps Nats Snap Skid Against Phils

The Washington Nationals (80-61) broke their five-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (66-76) after a still-hobbled Adam LaRoche blasted two home runs off of Cole Hamels to lead the Nats to a 3-2 win. The Nationals had dropped their previous five games against the Phils, bookending a 4-2 stretch in Seattle and Los Angeles […]

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Last-Place Phillies Claim Season Series With Win Over Nats

The domineering Washington Nationals (79-61) from August were nowhere to be found on Saturday in their 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (66-75). Tanner Roark had a quality outing, but key mistakes put his team in a hole it couldn’t get out of. The offense performed decently and had several chances to score, but they […]

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Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies […]

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Federal Reserve: Pitcher and Hitter of the Month Awards

The Minor League Baseball season has come to a close. While three Washington Nationals’ affiliates, the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, High-A Potomac Nationals, and Low-A Hagerstown Suns, have made the postseason, most of the organization’s prospects have finished their seasons. To recap August, the minor’s final full month, the Federal Reserve is once again giving out […]

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