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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Braxton Garretts throws during the second inning of a second game of doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Suzuki, Nats bounce back, bop Marlins 15-0 to split twinbill

Sep. 20, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Despite a blowout loss, the Miami Marlins will embark on their first meaningful week to close a season since their 2003 World Series championship run. Kurt Suzuki homered and doubled to bounce back from a game-ending strikeout in the opener, and the Washington Nationals routed the...

Washington Nationals' Eric Thames (9) is congratulated by Brock Holt (27) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nationals outlast Braves 8-7 on Taylor's single in 12th

Sep. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael A. Taylor hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Friday night after blowing a five-run lead for the second straight game. Nationals relievers Kyle Finnegan and James Borque (1-0) worked out of bases-loaded jams in...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Scherzer cools off Rays, Nats win 6-1 with makeshift lineup

Sep. 7, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one night in this dud of a season for Washington, the defending World Series champion Nationals looked like themselves — getting a solid start from Max Scherzer, timely hitting and crisp defense. That they did it with recently signed utilityman Brock Holt batting third and...

Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor connects for a two-run ground ball double to left field during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Turner's HR lifts Nats, forces DH split with Braves

Sep. 4, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trea Turner gave Washington the lead by hitting a sixth-inning home run off Will Smith and the Nationals held on in the seventh to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-9 on Friday night and split a doubleheader. Ronald Acuña Jr. homered twice and Dansby Swanson added a two-run shot as the Braves...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto plays against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Nationals' Soto scratched vs. Braves with sore left elbow

Sep. 4, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals removed left fielder Juan Soto from the lineup for Friday's first game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves because of a sore left elbow. Soto's exit takes away one of baseball's top hitters and comes one day after another Washington outfielder, Adam Eaton,...

Washington Nationals' Trea Turner, left, turns a double play on a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura as Phillies' Didi Gregorius (18) slides into second base during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Bohm's sacrifice fly gives Phillies 6-5 win, sweep of Nats

Sep. 3, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper should make more predictions. Alec Bohm hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep. The Phillies are 9-1 since Harper said the team needs to...

Nola tosses 8 innings of 2-hit ball, Phillies blank Nats 6-0

Sep. 1, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola pitched another gem for the Phillies. One day, he might actually get to finish one. Eight’s been enough for Nola, who has to save that right arm for a team chasing a playoff spot. “The prize is in the month of October,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said....

Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins reacts after hitting a two-run double off Washington Nationals pitcher Wander Suero during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Spencer Howard earns 1st win, Phillies beat Nationals 8-6

Aug. 31, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Howard got a celebratory beer shower, wiped it off with baby powder and calmly talked about his first major league win like a guy who expects many more. Howard threw five effective innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the...