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68-56, 2nd in NL East

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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.

Nats crank 4 homers in blowout win vs. Pirates (1:23)

Cabrera, bullpen lead Nationals to 13-0 rout of Pirates

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.

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Scherzer (back) expects to return Thursday

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."

Nats go yard eight times (2:04)
Rendon blasts homer then adds sweet bat flip (0:36)
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Nats closer Doolittle goes to IL after blown save

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.

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.

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Cautious Nats won't start Scherzer over weekend

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.


Coroner: Choking caused taco-eating contest death

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.

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Taco-eating contest in minors nixed after death

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.


Nationals put up 10 runs in 5th, 6 in 6th, beat Reds 17-7

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...


Dozier's piggyback homer, Ross' start help Nats top Reds 3-1

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...

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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.

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Reports: Nats, Holland reach minor-league deal

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.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.44
Quality Starts67
Batting Average.262
On Base Percentage.339
Slugging Percentage.453