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Washington Nationals' Carter Kieboom walks away after popping out to end a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Nationals in a hole, and this year they're short on time

Sep. 7, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

For a second straight season, the Washington Nationals are off to an awful start. There may be no coming back from this one. A 10-3 loss to Atlanta on Sunday dropped the Nationals to 14-25 on the season. Washington famously started 19-31 last year before going on to win the World Series. In this shortened season,...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo looks on during the seventh inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Nationals in Baltimore. The Nationals and Rizzo finalized a multiyear contract extension Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The 59-year-old Rizzo, who also holds the title of president of baseball operations, built the team that won the 2019 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Out of the box: Umps eject Nats GM Rizzo from luxury suite

Sep. 6, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

Now this was an out-of-the-box ejection. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was tossed for yelling at umpires from a luxury suite in Atlanta on Sunday, with longtime crew chief Joe West saying, “enough is enough.” “I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take...

Philadelphia Phillies' Roman Quinn scores on a single by Bryce Harper during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nola bounces back, leads Phillies to 3-2 win over Nationals

Aug. 26, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aaron Nola bounced back from the shortest outing of his career to throw seven strong innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of the Washington Nationals’ sloppy outfield defense to rally for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. Bryce Harper, who won the 2015 NL MVP...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Sánchez pitches Nationals past Marlins 9-3

Aug. 23, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez pitched seven effective innings, Trea Turner drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Sunday. Sánchez (1-3) allowed one run and five hits in his longest outing of the season. The veteran right-hander went 0-2 with a 9.00...

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...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals' Strasburg is done for season, awaits hand surgery

Aug. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg’s season is over. The Washington Nationals transferred the star right-hander to the 60-day injured list Saturday. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Strasburg will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week. Strasburg, last year’s World Series MVP, was first...

New York Mets players walks to the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Miami. Major League Baseball says the Mets have received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization, prompting the postponement of two games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

LEADING OFF: No ball in New York; Francona still away

Aug. 22, 2020 3:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG APPLE BREAK The Subway Series scheduled for this weekend has been postponed after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday. The Mets say they won’t have any team workouts this weekend, instead letting players and coaches...

Miami Marlins' Miguel Rojas, left, reacts after rounding third base on his three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Washington. Marlins third base coach Trey Hillman, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins' Rojas homers in return from COVID; Miami tops Nats

Aug. 21, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miguel Rojas hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat after being activated from the COVID-19 injured list, and the Miami Marlins snapped a five-game skid by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night. Rojas connected in the second inning against Patrick Corbin (2-2), and that...

LEADING OFF: No ball in New York; Francona still away

Aug. 21, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BIG APPLE BREAK The Subway Series scheduled for this weekend has been postponed after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday. The Mets say they won’t have any team workouts this weekend, instead letting players and coaches...

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg might require surgery

Aug. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis on his throwing hand after seeing a nerve specialist, manager Dave Martinez said Friday. Martinez said surgery could be an option but he has yet to talk with the 2019 World Series MVP. Strasburg was...