With balls flying out of stadiums at a record pace, we look at each franchise's all-time greatest long ball moments, from David Ortiz and Ken Griffey Jr. to B.J. Upton and Mike Hampton.
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As the Astros debuted safety netting extensions Mon., the Braves announced plans via Twitter to extend netting by the end of Sept. Since a toddler's May 29 head injuries at Houston on a foul liner, 3 teams — the Astros, Chisox & Nationals — have installed new netting, and 7 — the Blue Jays, Braves, Dodgers, Orioles, Pirates, Rangers & Royals — have publicly committed to it, totaling 1/3 of MLB's 30 teams.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs and drove in five runs, and three relievers combined for 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0 on Monday night.
There's a big shuffle up top as we spotlight each team's key player heading toward the stretch run.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer expects to return to Washington's rotation Thursday after missing nearly four weeks with a rhomboid strain, declaring himself "ready to pitch."
The Braves star was pulled for not hustling, the Nats bounced back in a big way, and the Polar Bear growled again -- just another day in baseball's wildest division.
The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs -- including two by Juan Soto -- in a 16-8 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday as Washington took two of three from a fellow contender in the NL playoff race.
The Nationals have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis. The move comes a day after he blew a save in Washington's 14-inning lost to the Brewers.
Eric Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers finally held on for a wild 15-14 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Max Scherzer threw a 64-pitch simulated game Saturday, and the Nats will see how he feels Sunday to determine next step.
Anthony Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series between National League playoff contenders.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Suddenly, the Nationals bullpen looks like the stable one. Thanks to three scoreless frames from the retooled relief corps (and a pair of RBI doubles from Anthony Rendon), Washington eked out a 2-1 win over the Brewers.
Despite speculation that Max Scherzer might return this weekend, including optimism from the pitcher himself, the Nationals have decided to "be smart" and play it safe with their ace.
A Central California coroner says a man choked to death while participating in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game. The Fresno County sheriff-coroner's office released the cause of death for 41-year-old Dana Hutchings after an autopsy.
The Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Nationals, canceled Saturday's scheduled World Taco Eating Championship after the death of a 41-year-old man during a taco-eating contest.
Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati...
Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who has pitched just once since July 10 due to back muscle problems, played catch Wednesday and could return as soon as this weekend.
Brian Dozier hopped a dugout piggyback ride to celebrate his 17th home run and Juan Soto hit a second-deck shot for his 25th as both returned to the lineup, Joe Ross extended his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings and the Washington Nationals beat the...
Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw a simulated game Tuesday, a key step in his progression toward returning to active duty.
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Nats ace Max Scherzer is throwing a simulated game, pitching to second baseman Howie Kendrick, first baseman Ryan Zimmersom and center fielder Gerardo Parra at Nationals Park on Tuesday. Manager Davey Martinez said Monday that there's still no timetable for Scherzer's return at this point. He said if things go well in Tuesday's simulated game, Scherzer might not need to throw another simulated game. Scherzer was placed on the 10-day IL on July 29 with a minor rhomboid strain. The injury is in the same area as the inflammation under his right shoulder that forced the right-hander to the IL for 19 days in early July.
Greg Holland, who was released by the Diamondbacks after posting a 4.54 ERA with 17 saves this season, has rejoined the Nationals on a minor-league deal, according to reports.
Trea Turner and Matt Adams homered, Erick Fedde pitched well after allowing a solo shot on the game's first pitch and the depleted Washington Nationals held on to edge the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Monday night.