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Gurriel stays hot, Verlander solid, Astros blank Nats 8-0

May. 15, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a homer, Justin Verlander pitched five scoreless innings and the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Sunday. Jose Altuve, Martin Maldonado and Chas McCormick also homered for the Astros. Gurriel finished the series...

Astros' 11-game winning streak ends, Nationals romp 13-6

May. 14, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernandez and Maikel Franco homered and the Washington Nationals ended the Houston Astros' 11-game winning streak, romping 13-6 on Saturday night. Manager Dusty Baker and the Astros fell one game short of matching the franchise-record 12-game winning string...

Astros push winning streak to 11, roll past Nationals 6-1

May. 14, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered on the first pitch of the game, and Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel also went deep and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Houston manager Dusty Baker,...

Walker, Mets cruise past Nats 4-1, win another series

May. 12, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taijuan Walker stood astride Juan Soto after tagging him out during a collision at third base that the Washington Nationals slugger felt was more violent than it needed to be. Walker and the New York Mets are punishing the NL East. Walker pitched...

Soto, Cruz pound Mets' Megill early, Nationals win 8-3

May. 11, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez had seen encouraging signs from Nelson Cruz, who was signed in the offseason to provide veteran muscle behind Juan Soto but has struggled thus far. Soto said Cruz's consistently positive attitude has buoyed the team during its difficult start. ...

Rats! With critter in grass, NL East-best Mets beat Nats 4-2

May. 10, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no question this rat was for real. So, too, are these New York Mets. A critter scurried through the outfield grass just before James McCann's sacrifice fly drove in the go-ahead score during a three-run sixth inning Tuesday night, Jeff McNeil contributed...

Correa avoids major injury, division-leading Twins on a roll

May. 09, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins dodged a major problem this past week. There were initial concerns that Correa might have a broken finger after Thursday night's game at Baltimore, but instead it was only bruised. The Twins, who have won 14 of 17, lead the AL Central by three...

Ohtani, Rendon rally Angels past Nationals 5-4 in 9th

May. 08, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon struggled for most of the Angels' weekend series against the Washington Nationals. Both came up with clutch hits to give Los Angeles a comeback victory in the finale Sunday. Ohtani hit a tying, two-run double, Rendon followed...

Alonso 2 HRs in 2nd game, Mets split doubleheader with Phils

May. 08, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Alonso homered twice, had three hits and drove in five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game for a doubleheader split Sunday. Chris Bassitt (4-2) allowed one run in 5 ⅔ innings to help the NL...

Nationals go deep 3 times in 7-3 victory over Angels

May. 08, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Bell, Yadiel Hernandez and Nelson Cruz went deep, Maikel Franco drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. “Two things for me that stood out was...