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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, right, watches his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cabrera and Soto power Nationals to 16-4 rout of Matz, Mets

Aug. 11, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera went 4 for 4 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs, tormenting his former team again as the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 16-4 on Monday night. Juan Soto and Trea Turner homered in the third inning for the Nationals, who scored just 11 runs in their...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Strasburg's debut shaky; O's-Nats suspended by tarp issues

Aug. 9, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's season debut was about to unravel in a five-run fifth inning Sunday, when he walked a batter and vigorously shook his right hand. Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez and a trainer exited the dugout to go check on the World Series MVP, who's had a nerve issue in...

Washington Nationals Juan Soto (22) celebrates with teammate Asdrubal Cabrera, left, after winning 5-3 in a baseball game against the New York Mets in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Kendrick homers, Soto dances, Nats beat Mets 5-3 in return

Aug. 5, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Star slugger Juan Soto danced on the dugout roof to celebrate solo shots by Howie Kendrick and Josh Harrison, and the Washington Nationals returned from a coronavirus-caused four-day break to beat the injury-depleted New York Mets 5-3 in a rain-interrupted game Tuesday night. Kendrick...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom works during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2

Aug. 4, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom's typically strong performance was overshadowed by a devastating injury to another of baseball's top pitchers. Mike Soroka is done for the year. DeGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday night with a 7-2 victory over...

Washington Nationals' Emilio Bonifacio, left, plays his trumpet in the supplemental dugout as Andrew Stevenson yawns during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Yanks don't let Nats toot own horn, beat 2019 champions 3-2

Jul. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gleyber Torres helped the New York Yankees prevent the Washington Nationals from tooting their own horn. Yes, the reigning World Series champs had an actual, honest-to-goodness trumpet in their dugout Sunday. Alas, their bullpen blew a lead, so the Nationals never got the chance to jazz...

Washington Nationals left fielder Michael A. Taylor, left, center fielder Victor Robles, and left fielder Adam Eaton celebrate while socially distant after a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Minus Strasburg, Nats top Yanks 9-2 on Robles' 3 hits, 4 RBI

Jul. 26, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a red muscle shirt with a drawing of a gold trumpet — this year’s answer to the “Baby Shark” phenomenon of 2019 — Washington Nationals center fielder Victor Robles sat down for his postgame video conference and announced, “Hi,...

The Los Angeles Dodgers play the Los Angeles Angels at sunset during the fifth inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Batter Up! Baseball, soundtrack of summer, is back - sort of

Jul. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

Herb Vincent closes his eyes and drifts back a half-century, to his boyhood bedroom in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s 9, trying to stay awake deep into the night, the transistor radio tuned to distant KMOX in St. Louis, listening to Cardinals baseball. Bob Gibson’s shutouts, Lou Brock’s...

A 2019 World Series champions logo displayed is seen on the top of the dugout during the Washington Nationals baseball practice at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Record drought: Nats aim to be 1st repeat champ since Yanks

Jul. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez got a kick out of seeing World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and other Washington Nationals finally open their championship rings a couple of weeks ago in the clubhouse — even if it was months later than originally planned and with no one around but other...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto avoids an inside pitch during a baseball intrasquad game at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Welcome back': Nats get Soto, Kendrick in camp after delay

Jul. 16, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick found pictures of themselves and a “Welcome back” message waiting in the home clubhouse at Nationals Park when they finally joined the World Series champions for “summer camp” and played in an intrasquad scrimmage Thursday night....

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg laughs during spring training baseball practice in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

'4 Horses' still key for World Series champion Nationals

Jul. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the opt-outs and rule-change oddities, the spring training interruption and social distancing, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez figures his team’s bid for a rare repeat World Series championship during this pandemic-affected season might very well come down to...