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UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Mariners Pregame: Robinson Cano activated, lineups and starters

The Seattle Mariners (20-25) travel to the Nation’s Capital to face the Washington Nationals (26-17) in a three-game interleague series at Nationals Park.


Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals reach $21.6 million deal for 2018 season

Bryce Harper put up another big number Saturday without taking another swing.


Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton has surgery on torn ACL, starts rehab

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton has undergone surgery to repair his torn left anterior cruciate ligament and started a rehabilitation program Wednesday that is expected to last six to nine …


Anthony Rendon drives in 10, hits 3 HRs as Nationals rout Mets 23-5

Anthony Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as Washington took advantage of Noah Syndergaard’s injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday to set …


Report: Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton will miss rest of season with torn knee ligament

A person familiar with the situation says that Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.


Baseball capsules: Nationals’ Turner hits for cycle; Brewers’ Thames slugs MLB-leading 11 HR

Trea Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid …


MLB Capsules: Daniel Murphy hits grand slam to lead Washington Nationals to seventh straight win

Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday night …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017

MLB capsules: Bryce Harper hits two HRs, including game-ender, in Washington Nationals’ win over Phillies

Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the third inning and a game-ending, three-run drive with two outs in the ninth, leading the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

MLB Capsules: Phillies score team-record 12 in first inning in rout of Nationals

Howie Kendrick had a bases-loaded triple while Philadelphia scored 12 runs for the biggest first inning in team history, and the Phillies routed the Washington Nationals 17-3 on Saturday night.


Spring Training Roundup: Blake Treinen gets Nats’ closer job; Mike Pelfrey cut

Blake Treinen will begin the season as Washington’s closer, even though he has only one big league save. After the Nationals lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in …


Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer ‘probably’ not ready for opening day

N.L. Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals’ opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger.


Max Scherzer knuckles down, comes up with new fastball grip

Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball. Limited by a stress fracture on his right ring …


It’s a stretch: Nats’ Stephen Strasburg may ditch windup

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg may emulate closers and pitch only from the stretch this season in an effort to maintain more consistent mechanics.


Nats’ Tanner Roark relishes roles as starting pitcher

Tanner Roark relishes roles as starting pitcher in Washington Nationals rotation after getting shifted to the bullpen for much of 2015.


‘Here I come to save the day!’ Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look

Adam Eaton donned his “go-to shirt” – a gray T, with the words “Mighty Mouse” in red, and a sketch of the small-but-strong cartoon character who debuted in the 1940s …


Ex-Mariner Adam Lind agrees with Nats, pending physical

Free-agent first baseman Adam Lind and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, accordin to a person familiar with the deal.


Nats say Max Scherzer has pitching finger injury, to miss WBC

N.L. Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer injured a finger on his pitching hand and will miss the World Baseball Classic.


Angels acquire infielder Espinosa in trade with Nationals

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired middle infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two minor league pitchers. The Angels sent right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the …


Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers

The Washington Nationals acquired center fielder Adam Eaton from the Chicago White Sox for three young pitchers, including top prospect Lucas Giolito and hard-throwing Reynaldo Lopez, who made the team’s …


Clayton Kershaw gets save as Dodgers top Nationals to win NLDS

Clayton Kershaw got the final two outs to earn his first major league save and finish the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in Game 5 to …


Dodgers name Hill their NLDS Game 5 starter vs. Nationals

Veteran left-hander Rich Hill will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the N.L. Division Series.


Nationals still have ace up their sleeve against Dodgers

While going to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination in their NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals, it also has raised …


Chase Utley’s single lifts Dodgers over Nationals to force Game 5 of NLDS

Chase Utley singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning after the Dodgers’ bullpen faltered in relief of Clayton Kershaw, and Los Angeles avoided elimination with …


Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES – Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time, beating the Los Angeles …


MLB postpones Game 2 of Dodgers-Nationals NLDS

Long after the concourses emptied, the sky cleared up as the tarp still covered the field. Game 2 of the N.L. Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles …


Kershaw looks to reverse postseason trend

WASHINGTON – It is one of baseball’s enduring mysteries in recent years and will be front-and-center in Game 1 of the N.L. Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals that …


MLB Notes: Washington Nationals clinch third N.L. East title

The Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Saturday night behind 5 1/3 scoreless innings from rookie reliever Reynaldo Lopez.


MLB Notes: Nationals acquire Mark Melancon from Pirates

Washington sent reliever Felipe Rivero and pitching prospect Taylor Hearn to the Pirates for Mark Melancon, who supplants struggling Jonathan Papelbon as Washington’s closer.


Baseball Notes: Nationals announce $175M, 7-year deal with Strasburg

A day after Stephen Strasburg deflected questions about a new contract, the Washington Nationals announced that they had, indeed, agreed to a seven-year deal with the right-hander that starts next …


Nationals’ Jonathan Papelbon apologizes for altercation with Harper

Jonathan Papelbon expressed remorse and apologized for going after Harper in the dugout during the Nationals’ Sept. 27 game against the Philadelphia Phillies