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Schwarber homers twice in Phillies' 11-0 romp past Nationals

Jul. 05, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cristopher Sánchez perked up when he heard Kyle Schwarber's name dropped in a question to the Spanish-speaking pitcher. Sánchez said through a translator that after he returned to the clubhouse after five shutout innings, he had one thing to say to a trainer...

Nationals go deep, extend Brewers' losing streak to 7 games

Jun. 10, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Bell and Keibert Ruiz hit home runs on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 11-5 Friday night, extending the Brewers’ losing streak to a season-high seven games. Nelson Cruz and Maikel Franco also homered for...

Nats' Strasburg allows Marlins 7 runs in 1st start in year

Jun. 09, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm bunted for a single on the first pitch of Stephen Strasburg's return from a one-year absence, stole second and the Marlins kept on going in a 7-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night that finished a three-game sweep. The 33-year-old...

Thomas hits 3 HRs, Nats go deep 5 times in 8-5 win over Reds

Jun. 03, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lane Thomas had his first career three-homer game, and Nelson Cruz and Juan Soto also went deep leading the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Thomas became the first Nationals player to hit three homers in a game since...

Soto snaps homer drought, Nationals hold off Rockies 6-5

May. 29, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto snapped a 15-game home run drought with a two-run shot, Tanner Rainey got the final five outs and the Washington Nationals held off the Colorado Rockies 6-5 Sunday. Soto added a double and a walk for the Nationals, who took three of four from the Rockies...

Anderson stymies Nationals as Dodgers cruise to 10-1 victory

May. 24, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Monday night. Anderson retired his first 16 batters before César Hernández’s...

Alcantara retires last 20 batters, Marlins beat Nats 8-2

May. 16, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara retired his last 20 batters, pitching three-hit ball over eight innings to lead Miami over the Washington Nationals 8-2 Monday night and give the Marlins just their fourth win in 15 games. Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Bryan De La Cruz had three hits each, and...

Trout, Díaz send Angels past Nats 3-0 for 3rd straight win

May. 07, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is in his second decade of delivering clutch hits and catalyzing the Los Angeles Angels' offense. For most of that first decade, his teammates on the mound weren't consistently good enough to turn enough of Trout's big hits into wins. These Angels...

Hampson, Rodgers, Grichuk hit HRs, Rockies beat Nats 9-7

May. 05, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rodgers each hit their first home runs of the season — both three-run shots — for the Colorado Rockies in a 9-7 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. Randal Grichuk also homered for the Rockies, who took two of three in the...

2 Nats runners thrown out at plate in 5-2 loss to Marlins

Apr. 26, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came Washington's Josh Bell, heading for home from second base on a teammate's single — not at his fastest on account of a right hamstring issue that kept him out of the previous game. Result: Out at the plate. Next, mere moments later, came...