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NLDS Game 4 of Nationals-Cubs rained out, rescheduled for Wednesday

Game 4 of the N.L. Division Series was postponed by rain on Tuesday, giving Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta another day to rest his troublesome right hamstring and putting ace …

Anthony Rizzo delivers as Cubs take NLDS lead over Nationals

Anthony Rizzo looped a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame Max Scherzer’s brilliant performance to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman homers lift Nationals past Cubs

Bryce Harper hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Ryan Zimmerman tacked on a three-run shot moments later to lift the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 comeback …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Kyle Hendricks outduels Stephen Strasburg as Cubs take Game 1

Relying on precision rather than power, Kyle Hendricks pitched the Chicago Cubs to another winning start in October.

Old Las Vegas pals Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant face off in NLDS

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant – childhood pals in Las Vegas and the past two N.L. MVPs – chatted and shared a laugh between their teams’ workouts Thursday ahead of …

MLB capsules: Nationals take precaution with ace Max Scherzer

Nationals ace Max Scherzer was pulled with a hamstring cramp while tuning up for the playoffs Saturday during host Washington’s 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB Notes: Nationals’ Bryce Harper progressing following injury

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper took swings during batting practice Sunday for the first time since hyperextending his left knee on Aug. 12.

MLB capsules: Dodgers reignite spark, shut out Washington

Alex Wood struck out eight in six innings, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer during a five-run second and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the host Washington Nationals 7-0 on …

Washington Nationals win N.L. East, 1st MLB team to clinch playoff spot

The Washington Nationals became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, winning the NL East on Sunday as Stephen Strasburg extended his scoreless streak …

Bryce Harper has bone bruise, Nationals hopeful he’s back this season

When Bryce Harper couldn’t put any weight on his left leg when he was helped off the field, the worst-case scenario certainly seemed realistic.

Nats’ Harper leaves game with apparent left knee injury

WASHINGTON – Bryce Harper appeared to injure his left knee when he slipped on a wet first base, a potentially devastating blow to the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. While running …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

MLB capsules: Wieters hits grand slam as Nationals beat Cubs 9-4

Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington’s five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday.

Dodgers, Yankees add front-end starters at trade deadline

Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move Monday, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made a big pitch for the …

MLB Capsules: Nationals homer four times in a row, five in one inning to match MLB records

The Washington Nationals tied a franchise record with eight home runs, including two apiece by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, and Max Scherzer pitched six innings of three-hit ball in …

MLB Notebook: Nationals to place Stephen Strasburg on DL, call up top prospect

One day after expressing hope Stephen Strasburg would make his next start, the Washington Nationals will place the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list.

GCL Nationals pitch no-hitter in both games of doubleheader

The Washington Nationals’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate pitched seven-inning no-hitters in both ends of a doubleheader Sunday.

UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

MLB capsules: Atlanta Braves beat Washington Nationals after long ‘dry’ rain delay

Freddie Freeman drove in two runs and Mike Foltynewicz quieted the Washington Nationals’ bats as the Atlanta Braves won 5-2 following an unusually dry rain delay that lasted more than …

Baseball capsules: Chicago Cubs hold off Washington Nationals

Nationals shortstop and leadoff hitter Trea Turner broke his right wrist when hit by a 96 mph fastball from the Chicago Cubs’ Pedro Strop in the seventh inning of Washington’s …

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner breaks right wrist

Trea Turner broke his right wrist after being hit by a pitch, and it’s unclear when the Washington Nationals will get their speedy shortstop back in the lineup.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

MLB Capsules: Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer bests Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta

Neither of the past two N.L. Cy Young Award winners had his best stuff, though Max Scherzer handled things much better than Jake Arrieta.

Baseball capsules: Max Scherzer strikes out 10 as Nationals romp past Mets

Max Scherzer struck out 10 over eight masterful innings to reach double digits for the fifth straight start and limited the Mets to four hits, leading the Washington Nationals over …

Nationals draft manager Dusty Baker’s son Darren

Darren Baker got scooped up by dad’s team again.

Bryce Harper’s suspension dropped to 3 games

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has agreed to drop his appeal of a four-game suspension and will have one game shaved from the punishment.

Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

Giants reliever Hunter Strickland received a six-game suspension Tuesday and Washington’s Bryce Harper was penalized four games for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl at AT&T Park a day earlier.

Nationals’ Bryce Harper charges mound after 98-mph heater to his hip

Drilled in the hip by a heater, Bryce Harper knew where this was headed. In a hurry, too.

Baseball capsules: Stephen Strasburg strikes out career-best 15 for Washington Nationals

Stephen Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 while allowing three hits over seven innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the visiting San Diego Padres 3-0 on Saturday.

Baseball capsules: Washington’s Max Scherzer dominates San Diego with 13 strikeouts

Max Scherzer struck out 13 and gave up three hits over 8

UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017

Nelson Cruz homer helps Mariners beat Nats, snap five-game skid

Nelson Cruz greeted reliever Jacob Turner with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Thursday to stop a five-game losing …