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Pitching Falters In Nationals’ Lopsided Loss To Marlins

Just hours after they clinched home-field advantage in the playoffs, the Washington Nationals (94-66) took their first breath of the 2014 season. For the first time in 159 games, nothing was at stake. But as they exhaled, they collapsed and suffered a 15-7 beating at the hands of the Miami Marlins (77-83). Friday night’s contest […]

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Gonzalez Strikes Out 12 In Nats Win Over Mets

The Washington Nationals (93-65) haven’t yet announced their playoff rotation, but on Thursday night Gio Gonzalez made his case to secure his place in it. In the Nationals’ 3-0 win, Gonzalez shut out the New York Mets (77-82) for seven innings, gave up just one hit and struck out a career-high 12 batters. His command […]

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LaRoche Homers, Span Injured In Nationals’ Victory Over Mets

The last time the Washington Nationals (92-64) played at Nationals Park they lost a disappointing game to the Atlanta Braves that left their magic number to clinch a playoff position stuck at 10. On Tuesday, the Nats returned to Washington wearing their NL-East crown, chasing a different number after their 11-game road trip: Two. With […]

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Nationals Finish Road Trip In Miami

In their quest for home-field advantage in the playoffs, the Washington Nationals (87-64) will next face the Miami Marlins (74-77), who based on their recent misfortunes should be a prime opponent to rack up wins against. The Marlins just finished a 10-game road trip, during which they played the Brewers, Phillies and Mets and lost […]

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Souza Hits First ML Home Run In Nats’ Loss To Braves

A day after claiming their NL East crown, the Washington Nationals (87-64) ended their four-game winning streak with a loss to the Atlanta Braves (76-76), who broke out of a five-game losing streak. The Nationals ran out a lineup of bench players and September call-ups, giving their usual starting lineup some much-deserved rest after a […]

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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 division winners this year just minutes before the Orioles became AL East champions in Baltimore. Before they donned their goggles and trashed […]

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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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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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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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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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Nationals Start September Against Fellow First-Place Team

In September, even when the weather is still 90 degrees and humid, rumors of fall begin to spread and with each game baseball begins to matter a tiny bit more. It’s the final month of the regular season, when teams can charge toward the playoffs or crumble under their looming presence. The Washington Nationals (77-59) […]

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Nats Homer Their Way Past Dodgers In 6-4 Win

The calendar changed, but the energy of the Washington Nationals (78-58) did not. They played with every bit of enthusiasm they marched through August with as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-61), 6-4, in yet another homer-filled win. Denard Span led the charge for the Nationals, blasting two balls out of the park in […]

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