Washington Nationals

CHICAGO | Bote’s grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3

CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter David Bote smashed a grand slam against Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. Bote’s long drive to center field came after Washington’s Max Scherzer and Chicago’s Cole Hamels delivered simply dominant starts. Madson … Continue reading CHICAGO | Bote’s grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3

NEW YORK | Amazin’ frets: Free therapy for New York Mets fans

NEW YORK— New York Mets fans struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to cope besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to Flushing faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as fans. New York-based UMA Health made the offer … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazin’ frets: Free therapy for New York Mets fans

WASHINGTON | Nationals jettison Kelley after his outburst on mound

WASHINGTON— Shawn Kelley‘s outburst on the mound got him booted from the Washington Nationals. The Nationals designated Kelley for assignment on Tuesday, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 blowout of the New York Mets. Manager Dave Martinez and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nationals jettison Kelley after his outburst on mound

ATLANTA | Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them “some stupid stuff.” “I definitely regret it, for sure,” he said. The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke less than an hour after nearly pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tweets were sent … Continue reading ATLANTA | Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets

Aguilar, Segura win online vote for final All-Star spots

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura have won the final two roster spots for next week’s All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar drawing 20.2 million votes to secure his first All-Star … Continue reading Aguilar, Segura win online vote for final All-Star spots

WASHINGTON | Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — As compensation for losing his job as a closer, Kelvin Herrera gets to pitch for a contender. Herrera joined the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after being traded from the last-place Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers. A two-time All-Star, Herrera had 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals

TORONTO | Scherzer loses 2nd start in row, Blue Jays blank Nats 2-0

TORONTO (AP) — Max Scherzer lost his second straight start for the first time since 2015 when Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings and Devon Travis homered Saturday for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals. Scherzer (10-3) gave up four hits, including the two-run homer by Travis, in … Continue reading TORONTO | Scherzer loses 2nd start in row, Blue Jays blank Nats 2-0

WASHINGTON | Harper hits 19th homer and Nats hold off Giants 7-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit his National League-leading 19th homer of the season and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Saturday. Harper’s 437-foot blast to right-center came off reliever Ty Blach in the fourth inning. Adam Eaton scored two runs in his return from the disabled list for Washington. Eaton, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Harper hits 19th homer and Nats hold off Giants 7-5