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  • Harper's 500th RBI helps Max to win No. 16
    Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings for his Major League-leading 16th win of the season, and the Nationals climbed back above .500 with an 8-2, series-opening victory over the Marlins on Friday night at Nationals Park. Bryce Harper had three hits and two RBIs -- including the 500th of his career -- while raising his August batting average to .400.
  • Hellickson headed to DL with sprained wrist
    Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will go on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist, manager Dave Martinez said prior to Friday's series opener against the Marlins at Nationals Park.
  • Milone looks to keep Nats rolling vs. Marlins
    Nationals left-hander Tommy Milone (1-1, 5.24 ERA) makes his fifth start of the season -- his second against the Marlins -- in a 7:05 p.m. ET affair at Nationals Park on Saturday. It was in Miami that he pitched his first big league game of 2018, allowing three runs over five innings in the Nationals' 10-3 win. Lefty Wei-Yin Chen (4-9, 5.32) goes for Miami.
  • Here's why Acuna-Soto ROTY chase is historic
    We've seen great rookies. Plenty of them in recent years, in fact. We've seen great young players. We've seen great Rookie of the Year Award races. But if Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna Jr. keep doing what they're doing, well, we've never seen anything quite like it.
  • 'Pen seals Harper's big game as Nats halt skid
    Bryce Harper drove in three runs and Tanner Roark battled through six innings before handing off to the beleaguered Nationals bullpen, which shut the door to take the final from St. Louis. Justin Miller and Koda Glover went three scoreless innings to end the Cardinals' eight-game win streak. Harrison Bader homered and Matt Carpenter extended his on-base streak with a walk, but it wasn't enough to overcome three St. Louis errors and a poor start from Luke Weaver.
  • Injury updates: Hellickson, Ross, Fedde
    Jeremy Hellickson walked around the Nationals' clubhouse with his right wrist bandaged on Thursday, still sore but without much of an update after he was forced to leave Wednesday night's game after landing awkwardly attempting to cover home plate on a wild pitch.
  • Nationals' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
  • Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • This Nats player is an NL East game-changer
    Here is a player on each NL East team with a game-changing tool -- one that could help decide which teams do and do not make the postseason.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • Late rally not enough as Nats drop 4th in a row
    Washington's 4-2 loss on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium marked its fourth consecutive defeat and fifth in six games on a seven-game road trip that has turned into a mess.
  • Sim game 'last big test' for Strasburg
    Stephen Strasburg threw a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, tossing about 70 pitches in a little more than four innings in what he called the "last big test" in his recovery from the pinched nerve in his neck.
  • Gio scuffles as Nationals fall back to .500
    After losing consecutive games in heartbreaking fashion by losing late leads, the Nationals could not finish off their own late rally Tuesday night, before falling 6-4 to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium to seal a losing road trip.
  • Harper reaches 30 homers for second time
    Bryce Harper's second half surge continued Tuesday night, when he connected with a two-run homer that snuck just over the fence down the left-field corner for his 30th home run of the season.
  • Who was the Nats' best August pickup?
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • Kieboom has huge game for Harrisburg
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
  • Madson placed on DL; Solis optioned to Triple-A
    The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse and selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on Tuesday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list with lumbar nerve root irritation, optioned left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse and transferred right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Eaton draws 'stache on young fan to match look
    Eaton draws 'stache on young fan to match look
  • ROY poll leaders working on historic seasons
    Maybe the highest compliment to 19-year-old Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is that we've come to accept that he's just one of those special talents that comes along every so often. We understand that references to his age and lack of Minor League experience and all that other stuff do not matter. Sometimes, a guy is just different.
  • Bullpen squanders HRs by Harper, Soto
    Washington came from behind twice, including a rally to overcome an eighth-inning bullpen meltdown, before Koda Glover surrendered a walk-off home run to Paul DeJong in the ninth to hand the Nationals a 7-6 loss and their second straight crushing defeat.
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