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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...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, gestures to Jesus Aguilar as Aguilar waits for him to cross home plate after he hit a home run also scoring Aguilar and Garrett Cooper during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Anderson's 3 HRs help Marlins earn split against Nats, 14-3

Sep. 19, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson circled the bases so quickly after his second home run Friday that he nearly overtook Jesus Aguilar, who playfully motioned his teammate to slow down. No need to rush. Anderson and the Miami Marlins are on pace to end their 17-year playoff drought. Anderson had three homers and...

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Yarbrough delivers to the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Yarbrough ends 16-game skid, Rays beat Nationals 6-1

Sep. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough stopped a personal 16-game winless streak, Nate Lowe homered and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday night. Yarbrough (1-3) followed opener John Curtiss in the second inning and gave up one run and five hits over 5 2/3...

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...

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek, center, cannot get a glove on a toss from first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) as Washington Nationals' Victor Robles (16) runs safely to first on a one-run bunt during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

McGowin, Nats' bullpen dominates in 10-4 win over Braves

Sep. 6, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals, playing without Juan Soto and some other top hitters, manufactured big offense without a home run. That was more than enough to overwhelm an Atlanta Braves team that hit three homers. Victor Robles' third hit, a bunt single in the sixth inning, gave Washington the...

Boston Red Sox's Kevin Pillar rounds the bases on his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bogaerts' 3-run HR and bullpen carry Red Sox past Nats, 5-3

Aug. 30, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit an early three-run homer and Boston’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, lifting the Red Sox over the Washington Nationals 5-3 Saturday. Kevin Pillar added a solo homer and triple for Boston, which had lost four of its last five. Trea Turner went 5 for...

Washington Nationals' Luis Garcia, right, is out at second as Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas, left, throws to first to get out Carter Kieboom and compete a double-play during the sixth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Sanchez wins debut 5-3, Marlins earn doubleheader split

Aug. 22, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixto Sanchez allowed six hits over five innings to win his major league debut, and the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader. “It was exciting to watch him pitch and see his stuff,” manager Don Mattingly...

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, center, is greeted by teammates rushing the field at home after his two-run, game ending home run in the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis ComptonAtlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Swanson's walk-off homer gives Braves 7-6 win over Nationals

Aug. 18, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson has never been part of a celebration like this. No complaints. On a night when Washington’s Luis Garcia hit a homer for the ages, Swanson delivered the decisive blow for the Braves with a two-out, two-run shot in the ninth inning to cap a four-run rally that gave...

New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Pete Alonso, Dominic Smith rally Mets past Nationals 11-6

Aug. 12, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith had back-to-back RBI doubles in a four-run first inning and hit consecutive homers in a five-run sixth, leading the New York Mets to an 11-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The fourth, fifth and sixth batters in the Mets’ lineup,...

Washington Nationals' Starlin Castro (14) celebrates with Adam Eaton (2) after both scored on a double by Kurt Suzuki during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Taylor, Suzuki lift Nats past Jays 6-4 before 4-day break

Jul. 30, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starlin Castro is coming off a four-hit game. His Washington Nationals finally have their first consecutive wins of the season. So much for momentum, though. That's because now the Nationals — and their opponents Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays — need to take four days off,...