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Hernandez's HR in 9th gives Nats 6-5 win over Cubs

Aug. 01, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernandez’s solo shot in the ninth inning — his second homer of the day — gave the Washington Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Hernandez’s four-hit day helped the Nationals overcome three home runs by Rafael...

Hendricks earns majors-best 13th win as Cubs beat Nats 6-3

Jul. 31, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Hendricks earned his major league-leading 13th victory, Rafael Ortega homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 Saturday night. The Cubs, who had dropped four in a row, made six trades prior to Friday’s deadline, scattering...

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...

Blue Jays get closer Brad Hand from selling Nationals

Jul. 29, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired closer Brad Hand from Washington on Thursday, getting some bullpen help from a skidding Nationals team that has turned into a trade-deadline seller. The 31-year-old Hand is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 21 saves in 26...

LEADING OFF: Gallo preps for Yanks, Nats dealing with COVID

Jul. 29, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ GALLO, ESCOBAR ON MOVE The baseball trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are starting to get busy before Friday’s 4 p.m. EDT cutoff. The New...

4 Nats players, 8 staffers test positive, game vs Phils ppd

Jul. 28, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four Washington Nationals players and eight staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Major League Baseball to postpone their game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The postponement came one day after Nationals star Trea...

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...

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Nationals with 5-4 win

Jul. 25, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna scored on a sharp grounder by Ramon Urías for the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. Trey Mancini, Maikel Franco and McKenna hit solo homers for the...