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Soto top known quantity as last-place Nats begin 'reboot'

Oct. 04, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — These are now Juan Soto’s Washington Nationals. He is their lone bona fide superstar, someone around whom they will try to rebuild — or, to use general manager Mike Rizzo's preferred term, “reboot.” Soto is the only player...

Devers hits 2 HR; Red Sox to host Yanks in AL wild-card game

Oct. 03, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rafael Devers and the rest of the Boston Red Sox knew going into the regular season's final day that they were in a win-and-in scenario for the playoffs. That didn't make Devers nervous Sunday, even after his club fell behind against the Washington...

Soto's 454-foot homer helps Nationals beat Rockies 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino, and the Washington Nationals beat Colorado 3-0 Sunday to end the Rockies' rare five-game road winning streak. Soto hit a 454-foot drive in the third inning off Jon Gray (8-11) for his 26th home run this season....

Mets rally past Nats 8-7 in suspended game, nightcap ppd

Aug. 11, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between another round of rainouts, Pete Alonso and the New York Mets actually managed to get a game in Wednesday and pull one out. Pinch-hitter Brandon Drury delivered a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Mets rallied from a pair of...

Phillies extend winning streak to 4 with 9-5 win over Nats

Aug. 04, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in three runs, Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies extended their winning streak to four games with a 9-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. “Rhys is a constant,”...

Scherzer shines in possible Nats bow; Phils split twinbill

Jul. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer delivered a signature performance in what might be his last start for the Nationals, allowing three hits in six innings in the opener of a doubleheader that Washington ultimately split with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. As...

Nats beat Phillies 6-4 after Turner leaves because of COVID

Jul. 27, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trea Turner singled in the first inning and scored on Josh Bell's three-run homer that put the Washington Nationals ahead to stay, but their shortstop was then pulled from the game because of a positive COVID-19 test and never played defense in a 6-4 win over the...

Nationals' Strasburg to have season-ending neck surgery

Jul. 27, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg will have season-ending neck surgery, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Tuesday, ending another frustrating year for Washington's 2019 World Series hero. The three-time All-Star right-hander felt discomfort after a 27-pitch...

McCutchen's 3-run HR in 9th gives Phillies 6-5 win over Nats

Jul. 27, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 victory over the sinking Washington Nationals on Monday night. Rhys Hoskins also had a three-run homer for the second-place Phillies, who...

Surprising Mariners keep winning the close ones

Jul. 26, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

The Seattle Mariners have worked their way into the postseason race — one run at a time. The Mariners improved to 23-8 in one-run games, and that remarkable record has them just 1 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second wild card in the American League. Seattle has been...