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Darnell Coles plans to put his 'stamp' on Nationals' hitters

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darnell Coles was hired by the Washington Nationals as their hitting coach on Monday, returning him to an organization he worked for in the minor leagues and reuniting him with manager Dave Martinez, a former teammate. Coles was most recently the...

Red Sox rally in 9th, on brink of clinching wild-card berth

Oct. 03, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christian Vázquez tripled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox moved to the brink of a postseason berth with a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Boston is tied with the Yankees for the top AL wild card...

Red Sox beat Nats, move into 2nd spot in AL wild-card chase

Oct. 02, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staggered down the stretch in their push for a postseason spot, the Boston Red Sox used two mighty punches to gain ground in the AL playoff chase. Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec hit back-to-back homers during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox...

Gray gets 2nd major league win, Nationals beat Rockies 5-4

Sep. 28, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josiah Gray pitched into the sixth inning to earn his second career win, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Monday night. Luis García hit a two-run single and Alcides Escobar had three hits for the Nationals. ...

Reds beat Nationals 8-7 in 11 but fall further behind Cards

Sep. 25, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino drove in TJ Friedl with a game-ending single off the glove of second baseman Luis Garcia, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 in 11 innings Friday night. Aquino’s sharp one-hopper off Mason Thompson (1-2)...

Soto homers twice, boosts average to .325, Nats beat Reds

Sep. 23, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — National League batting leader Juan Soto homered in consecutive innings, and the Washington Nationals pushed the Cincinnati Reds further from playoff contention with a 3-2 win Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Seeking his second...

Soto takes over NL batting lead, Nationals beat Marlins 7-5

Sep. 23, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Juan Soto took over the NL batting lead, getting three hits and three RBIs to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday night. Soto singled, doubled and hit his 27th homer, raising his average to .321 and passing former teammate...

Marlins' Chisholm HRs twice, scores on wild pitch in 10th

Sep. 21, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered twice before scoring from third on a wild pitch in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 Monday night. After Dylan Floro (6-6) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th, Chisholm took his place at second...

Rockies easily handle Nationals to keep rolling on road trip

Sep. 18, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Freeland struck out seven over six innings, Trevor Story hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 Saturday. Brendan Rodgers had three hits, including his 14th homer three pitches into the game for a 2-0...

Rockies score 2 in 9th, beat Nats 9-8 for 4th straight win

Sep. 18, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elías Díaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 Friday night. In the series opener between two teams out of the playoff race, the Rockies...