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  • On a roll in August, Roark to take on Astros
    In a potential World Series preview, the teams with the second- and third-largest division leads will meet for a three-game Interleague series at Minute Maid Park. In Tuesday's series opener, the American League West-leading Astros will send out right-hander Charlie Morton opposite right-hander Tanner Roark and the National League East-leading Nationals.
  • Inbox: When will Nats be back at full strength?
    A lot of the questions for this week's Inbox concerned injuries and how the roster shapes up if and when the Nationals finally operate at full strength.
  • Gio wins 12th as Nationals take series in SD
    Gio Gonzalez overcame a cumbersome first inning to pitch into the seventh, guiding the Nationals to a 4-1 victory over the Padres as they took three of four games at Petco Park.
  • Lind's Players Weekend nickname a college try
    Adam Lind had the toughest time finding a nickname for the back of his jersey for Players Weekend. He had a couple of ideas, but kept running into copyright issues before he finally harkened back to his old nickname in college.
  • Gonzalez recovers after early stumble
    When Nationals manager Dusty Baker examined his options during Sunday's game against the Padres, he counted at best four relievers who were available to pitch Washington to a series victory. But he soon realized Gio Gonzalez, the man already on the mound, was his best choice.
  • Bullpen of the Week: Nationals
    The Washington Nationals are gearing up for what they hope will be a deep run into October and the first World Series in the history of their franchise. One area of weakness they had to address at the non-waiver Trade Deadline was their bullpen, and they've done it. Big-time.
  • Robles hits inside-the-park homer
    Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.
  • 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.
  • Werth, Turner set to begin rehab assignments
    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth and shortstop Trea Turner will begin rehab assignments with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, the team announced.
  • Strasburg outdueled by Padres' Wood
    Yangervis Solarte's two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg provided the only offense Travis Wood needed Saturday, as the Padres edged the Nationals, 3-1, at Petco Park.
  • Stras dominates after early homer
    Stephen Strasburg looked at home at Petco Park. But that's nothing new for the San Diego native. Strasburg also appeared comfortable on the Petco Park mound, and that is something fresh.
  • Johnson collects four hits for Potomac
    Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.
  • Scherzer heads to DL with neck inflammation
    Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left neck inflammation Friday shortly after he was scratched from his start against the Padres.
  • Nats cruise past Padres after Max scratched
    Matt Grace and five other Nationals relievers did their best Max Scherzer impressions Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
  • Saving Grace: Lefty steps up, gives Nats lift
    Matt Grace knew he could give at least three innings. It was far more than he expected to pitch when Friday began.
  • Clutch in the capital: Nats' new-look 'pen shining
    Washington's bullpen was a clear sore spot for the first half of the season, and trades for Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and Brandon Kintzler have paid off. Over the last month, the Nationals' relievers have been among baseball's best.
  • Zimmerman's homer in 8th lifts Nats over Padres
    Ryan Zimmerman's opposite-field homer broke an eighth-inning tie Thursday night, sending the Nationals to a 2-1, series-opening victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
  • Familiar spot paying off for resurgent Jackson
    Edwin Jackson has been with 12 Major League teams, but the Nationals are the first he's played for twice. For Jackson, a rare sense of familiarity is paying off.
  • Lerner has leg amputated, now cancer free
    Washington players and coaches learned Thursday that Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner had his left leg amputated after efforts to remove cancer in the leg.
  • Kelley activated; Madson goes on disabled list
    The Nationals got a reliever back Thursday, but at the cost of another.
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