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  1. Stephen Strasburg expected to return for series against Mets next week

    Sep 3, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Strasburg left his most recent start on Sunday with discomfort in his upper back, but he’s on track to make his return for a crucial series against the Mets next week.

  2. Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup

    Sep 3, 2015, 4:07 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    His glute injury proved minor.

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

    Sep 3, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Clayton Kershaw strikes out 15 as the Dodgers sweep the Giants.

  4. Stephen Strasburg ruled out Friday with upper back issue

    Sep 2, 2015, 10:31 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was pulled after four rough innings Sunday against the Marlins with discomfort in his upper back, and now the injury is going to cost him his next rotation turn.

  5. Quote of the Day: Matt Williams writes his managerial epitaph

    Sep 2, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT

    Matt Williams

    “He’s our closer . . . Rooooosebuuuuuudddd”

  6. Matt Williams puts up another strong performance in his quest to get himself fired

    Sep 2, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams looks on from the dugout during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Its like watching a car crash. No, wait: a tricycle accident.

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

    Sep 1, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT

    Matt Williams

    Matt Williams wears sunglasses like this so you cannot tell that he is asleep.

  8. Stephen Strasburg pulled after four rough innings on Sunday with discomfort in upper back

    Aug 30, 2015, 5:22 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    The 27-year-old missed most of July with an oblique strain and most of June with a trapezius strain.

  9. Video: Bryce Harper destroys a bat after swinging strikeout

    Aug 30, 2015, 9:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper took some frustration out on a now-former bat of his Saturday night at Nationals Park …

  10. Phillies could keep GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. beyond 2015

    Aug 28, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr.’s contract expires after the season. There’s a chance the Phillies decide to bring him back for the 2016 season.

  11. The Nationals will re-issue a Jayson Werth bobblehead celebrating Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS

    Aug 28, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    The Nationals weren’t happy with how the Jayson Werth bobblehead looked, so they’ll have a new one made and give it away to fans during the off-season.

  12. Thinking a ballplayer is hot does not make someone less of a fan

    Aug 28, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton nude

    An important manifesto from a woman who is both a serious baseball fan and who does not deny the bleeding obvious.

  13. Denard Span to undergo season-ending hip surgery

    Aug 28, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Denard Span Getty

    Rough timing for the impending free agent.

  14. Max Scherzer gave his catchers Hublot watches for catching his no-hitter and one-hitter

    Aug 28, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    150614_MaxScherzer

    I hate to use the word “classy” because its so overused in sports. But this is classy.

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

    Aug 28, 2015, 8:02 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke is doing things guys have not done since the Dead Ball era. And I do not mean making scary faces like that.

  16. Michael Taylor leaves game after crashing into outfield fence

    Aug 27, 2015, 10:00 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: Michael Taylor #3 of the Washington Nationals looks on before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on June 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 2-1 in the 11th inning. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

    After losing Yunel Escobar on a hit-by-pitch, Michael Taylor left tonight’s game against the Padres when he crashed into the outfield fence.

  17. Yunel Escobar exits game after being hit in the hand by a pitch

    Aug 27, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03:  Yunel Escobar #5 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out to end the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park on August 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

    So, that thing about the Nationals’ projected Opening Day lineup finally being in place?

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

    Aug 27, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say, but nothing comes out when they move their lips, just a bunch of gibberish, And opposing teams act like they forgot about JV.

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

    Aug 26, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v New York Yankees

    Apparently Carlos Gomez doesn’t play the game the right way. Such a criticism would have more weight from a team that didn’t get beat by 14 runs. I mean, how is THAT playing correctly?

  20. Nationals plan to activate Denard Span from disabled list on Tuesday

    Aug 24, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 03:  Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals hits a lead off single in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on July 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

    The Nationals’ lineup is about to be at full strength for the first time all season.

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

    Aug 24, 2015, 6:21 AM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion and the Blue Jays bash their way back into first place.

  22. Video: Bryce Harper cuts down Ryan Braun at second base

    Aug 23, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper showed off his cannon to nab Ryan Braun on this attempt at a double on Sunday …

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