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Marte hits 3-run HR in eighth, Pirates top Nationals 4-1

Aug. 20, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn't on the mound and Marte took advantage. Marte hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever Daniel Hudson and...

Hudson, 2 relievers 1-hit Brewers, Cardinals win 3-0

Aug. 20, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday night in a series opener between NL Central contenders. Yasmani Grandal's ground-rule double with two outs in the eighth inning off...

Nationals continue onslaught with 4 HRs, pound Pirates 13-0

Aug. 19, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nationals are on a hot streak at the plate that defies explanation. "If anyone knew the answer to that, they could write a book and make millions of dollars," Adam Eaton said. The onslaught continued Monday night when Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs...

Nationals plan to activate Scherzer from IL on Thursday

Aug. 19, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is expected to come off the injured list to start Thursday against Pittsburgh. The three-time Cy Young Award winner had a bullpen session Monday. A smiling Scherzer said "See you Thursday," as he walked by a group of reporters. Scherzer has been on...

Nationals match team HR record with 8, rout Brewers 16-8

Aug. 18, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez wanted his team to shake off any ill effects from Saturday's marathon loss to Milwaukee by getting out to a fast start in the series finale. The Nationals carried out that order to perfection. The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs...

Nats put struggling closer Doolittle on 10-day injured list

Aug. 18, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put struggling closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis, a day after he gave up three home runs in the ninth inning against Milwaukee. The NL wild-card leaders made the move Sunday. They recalled righty Kyle McGowin from...

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

Aug. 18, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After witnessing two dozen runs and multiple comebacks over nine innings, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell knew he had never seen something quite like the Brewers' game against the Washington Nationals. He couldn't have guessed there would be another five innings of back-and-forth...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Braves, Giant debut, Houston hits skid

Aug. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAR ATTRACTIONS The top two teams in the National League meet again when Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers visit Atlanta. Los Angeles starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-2) leads the majors with a 1.45 ERA. Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.24 ERA) gets the ball for the Braves....

Rendon's RBI double lifts Nationals to 2-1 win over Brewers

Aug. 16, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hits hard to come by, the Washington Nationals turned to the reliable Anthony Rendon yet again. Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series between National...

From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

Aug. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, even though they dug themselves quite a hole, the Nationals are suddenly 65-55 — 10 games over .500...