Latest Sean Doolittle News

Ozuna's 4 RBIs, throw to plate lift Cards over Nats 4-2

Sep. 17, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson is a big fan of Marcell Ozuna's arm. Ozuna drove in four runs and threw out a runner at home plate from left field, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Monday night. "That's the second one he's had for me this year," Hudson said of Ozuna's...

Zimmerman homers in return, Nationals defeat Marlins 9-3

Sep. 1, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was happy to rejoin in the fun. Zimmerman celebrated his return from the injured list with one of Washington's four home runs and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. The 34-year-old Zimmerman, who was...

Nationals reinstate Sean Doolittle, Ryan Zimmerman from IL

Sep. 1, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals reinstated closer Sean Doolittle and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 10-day injured list on Sunday. The team also reinstated right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (right shoulder strain) from the 60-day injured list and right-hander Austin Voth (right bicep...

Strasburg strikes out 14, Nationals beat Marlins 7-0

Aug. 31, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of a pennant race, Stephen Strasburg gave his manager a chance to relax. Strasburg struck out 14 in eight crisp innings, Anthony Rendon homered twice and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 on Saturday night. Strasburg (16-6) set a career high for wins while...

Rendon 2-run single in 9th lifts Nationals past Marlins 7-6

Aug. 31, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon helped the Washington Nationals win the kind of game they tended to lose earlier in the season. Rendon lined a two-run single with one out in the ninth inning and the Nationals rallied past the Miami Marlins 7-6 on Friday night for their seventh victory in eight games....

Nationals closer Doolittle to make rehab appearance

Aug. 30, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle is scheduled to make a rehab appearance Friday night for Class A Potomac. Doolittle, out since Aug. 18 with right knee tendinitis, threw a simulated game Wednesday with mixed results, saying he felt fine physically but that his execution mechanically wasn't...

Scherzer goes over 200 Ks as Nationals beat Orioles 8-4

Aug. 28, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer took another step toward returning to All-Star form, reached another milestone and helped the Washington Nationals get back on track in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Scherzer struck out eight to notch 200 for an eighth straight season, Kurt Suzuki homered and drove in...

LEADING OFF: Indians minus Ramírez, Paxton-Sheffield

Aug. 28, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKE DO José Ramírez's regular season is over. The postseason remains in play — if the Indians can make it without him. Cleveland's hard-hitting third baseman is expected to need five to seven weeks to recover after underdoing hand surgery....

Brooks, Orioles stymie hot-hitting Nationals in 2-0 victory

Aug. 27, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals had gotten quite used to banging around the baseball and circling the bases, so they were understandably startled when their bats were rendered useless by Aaron Brooks and the Baltimore bullpen. Brooks pitched a gem against the torrid-hitting Nationals, throwing...

Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs 7-5 for 5th straight win

Aug. 25, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez thinks Anthony Rendon should win all the awards. "I'll make a case for him right now, yeah," a chuckling Martinez said. "MVP, Gold Glove. My man, Anthony." He's making quite a case by himself. Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI...