Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON | This is my city’: Harper plays possibly last home Nats game

WASHINGTON — More than 3½ hours before the start of what many expect to be his last game at Nationals Park as a member of the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper stood at his locker and let his eyes linger on that familiar white jersey with the curly red “W” on the front and his last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | This is my city’: Harper plays possibly last home Nats game

WASHINGTON | Contending Dodgers acquire reliever Madson from Nationals

WASHINGTON— The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher. The five-time defending NL West champions have Kenley Jansen as their closer, but he’s been shaky since coming off the disabled list, allowing seven earned runs in four innings over four appearances. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Contending Dodgers acquire reliever Madson from Nationals

PHILADELPHIA | Gaffe by pinch-running pitcher costs Phils, Nats win 5-4

PHILADELPHIA  — Vince Velasquez was aggressive at the wrong time. Velasquez, a pinch-running pitcher, was called out for leaving second base early while tagging up, resulting in a game-ending double play that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. After Aaron Nola outpitched Max Scherzer for the second time … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Gaffe by pinch-running pitcher costs Phils, Nats win 5-4

NEW YORK | Nats shut out record 3rd game in row; Wheeler, Mets win 3-0

NEW YORK  — The Washington Nationals tried everything: two straight bunts to begin the game, a hit-and-run play, plus a delayed steal. Once more, it added up to zero. Bryce Harper and the Nationals were shut out for the third game in a row, something that had never happened since the team moved from Montreal, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Nats shut out record 3rd game in row; Wheeler, Mets win 3-0

CHICAGO | Murphy, Schwarber, Baez power Cubs over Reds 10-6

CHICAGO — Daniel Murphy and Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer, Javier Baez added a solo shot and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-6 on Saturday for their fourth straight win. Murphy homered for a second straight day and is batting .407 (48 for 118) with nine homers in 31 career regular-season … Continue reading CHICAGO | Murphy, Schwarber, Baez power Cubs over Reds 10-6

WASHINGTON | Zimmerman hits 2-run HR in 9th, Nationals beat Phillies 8-7

WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Juan Soto’s two-double against Seranthony Dominguez (1-4) set up Zimmerman. His drive landed just above the right-field wall and required … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Zimmerman hits 2-run HR in 9th, Nationals beat Phillies 8-7

WASHINGTON | Nats throw in towel, trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. The third-place Nationals announced the moves Tuesday before beginning a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite a roster that boasts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nats throw in towel, trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards