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  1. The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s hoping Nationals manager Matt Williams has been practicing his Babe Ruth home run trot, because he has a promise to fulfill.

  2. When will Ryan Zimmerman return to Nationals? “Sometime in September”

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    There’s only a week or so remaining in the minor-league season, so if Zimmerman wants to go on a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list he’s running out of time.

  3. Nationals’ nine-game winning streak is “absolutely epic”

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    The events taking place each evening on South Capitol Street are beginning to defy explanation.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    No one can stop the Nats. Who, as one young lad on their team says, are playing “absolutely epic” baseball right now.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

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    A bases-loaded walk helped the Tigers win a game. A walkoff plunking gave the Cardinals the win. And the crew in Chicago couldn’t get a tarp on the field. Can anyone around here play this game anymore?

  6. Nationals rout Diamondbacks for eighth straight win

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

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    The Nationals are the hottest team in the majors. Stephen Strasburg yielded just three hits over eight inning of one-run ball and shortstop Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with four RBI in an 8-1 stomping of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

  7. Nate McLouth needs season-ending shoulder surgery

    Aug 19, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    McLouth played just 79 games and hit .173 for the Nationals in the first season of a two-year, $10.75 million deal.

  8. Happy Eddie Gaedel Day!

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Baseball used to be fun, darn it.

  9. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

  10. VIDEO: Adam LaRoche homers to give Nationals third straight walk-off victory

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have won seven straight, including three in a row in walk-off fashion.

  11. Numbers game: Tigers fall victim to baseball’s speed obsession

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Doug Fister was a perfectly useful pitcher for Detroit, but he didn’t show up on the radar gun. Now, Fister is leading the National not the playoffs while the Tigers are fighting to stay alive.

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

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    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  13. Video: Wilson Ramos smacks walkoff ground-rule double

    Aug 17, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    Watch as Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos beats the Pirates on Saturday with this walkoff ground-rule double …

  14. Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks. Spoiler alert: Wrigley Field is No. 1.

  15. Twins prospect Byron Buxton diagnosed with concussion after outfield collision

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Buxton collided full-speed with the right fielder while trying to make a diving catch and was unconscious for several minutes before being taken by ambulance to a hospital.

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  17. Baseball is designed to break your heart: Example 10,246,893

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

    Robbie Ray

    Twelve days ago the Tigers had the best rotation in baseball. Today they’re starting a dude named “Buck Farmer.”

  18. Jayson Werth clocked at 105 m.p.h. in a 55 zone, is charged with reckless driving

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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    Apparently it’s not just immature young players who need to learn to respect the game who have a lead foot.

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and hghlghts

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:16 AM EDT

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    In the future, every pitcher will toss seven shutout innings for fifteen minutes — Andy Warhol.

  20. Bryce Harper does not #RespectTheA

    Aug 10, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    If you weren’t watching baseball into the wee hours of Sunday morning, you might have missed some Bryce Harper drama at Turner Field. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains …

  21. Nationals expected to call up prospect Michael Taylor

    Aug 9, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfield prospect Michael Taylor is expected to join the team in Atlanta tomorrow, a result of some recent injuries to the club’s outfielders.

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 9, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Tommy La Stella AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday in MLB, including a long-awaited win for the Braves.

  23. It’s been a trying year for Bryce Harper

    Aug 8, 2014, 7:44 PM EDT

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    It’s been a trying year for Bryce Harper, but the Washington Nationals are in first place despite the struggling star.

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