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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...

Sánchez blanks Braves, Nationals salvage series finale 7-0

Sep. 15, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez has seen enough in 14 years in the majors to know when his team needs a lift. He provided one Sunday, pitching seven sharp innings to help the Washington Nationals prevent a three-game sweep and beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 7-0. "I think that's what we...

Zimmerman, Strasburg lead Nationals past Twins 6-2

Sep. 12, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals relied on a couple of old standbys for an important victory toward their postseason push. The Minnesota Twins, thinned out for the moment by a long list of injuries, could use someone healthy players to lean on. Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs in...

Berriós pitches Twins past Nationals 5-0

Sep. 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins badly needed their ace back. José Berriós delivered a brilliant outing befitting his two-time All-Star status. Berriós surrendered only two singles over seven innings in his best start in six weeks, Mitch Garver hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the...

Fried's dominating performance leads Braves past Nats 4-2

Sep. 5, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried knew his night was about done. So, with the final pitch of the most dominating performance of his big league career, he unleashed a 96 mph fastball. "Just leave it all out there," Fried said. "If he got me, he got me." No worries. Juan Soto swung and missed. Strike three. Fried...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Braves, Lorenzen does it all

Sep. 5, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRAS TEST Stephen Strasburg (16-5, 3.47 ERA) starts as Washington begins a four-game series at NL East-leading Atlanta. Strasburg is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five career starts at SunTrust Park. Max Fried (15-4, 4.09) pitches for the Braves, who have won six...

Mets bullpen bounces back, Alonso 45th HR to beat Nats 8-4

Sep. 4, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A night after a brutal loss, the New York Mets got back to doing what they have since the All-Star break: Winning another series. Justin Wilson and the bullpen held on this time, rookie Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 45th home run and the Mets rebounded to stop the Washington...

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...

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....