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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...

Braves clinch playoff spot behind Acuña Jr.

Sep. 14, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves celebrated another playoff berth with heavy hearts. Ronald Acuña Jr. ignited the decisive four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning, as the NL East leading Braves wrapped up a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington...

Soroka silences Nationals' bats in 5-0 Braves win

Sep. 13, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Markakis didn't show any rust in his return from the injured list. Markakis went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly, Mike Soroka allowed one hit over six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Friday night. Atlanta moved 9½ games in front of Washington in...

Nationals beat Twins 12-6 as AL Central race tightens

Sep. 13, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A win by the Washington Nationals over the Minnesota Twins made the American League Central Division race a lot more interesting. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto each homered and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat Minnesota 12-6 Thursday night, cutting the Twins divisional lead to 3...

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...

Diaz, Reynolds rally Pirates past Marlins 6-5 in 9th

Sep. 4, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds has a chance to make history, though he isn't making a big deal about it. Reynolds' two-run bloop single capped a three-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. A 2-for-5 night boosted the outfielder's average...

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...

Suzuki HR caps Nats' best 9th-inning rally, beats Mets 11-10

Sep. 3, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few cheering fans caught the attention of Nationals manager Dave Martinez as he finally began his nightly debrief with reporters. "Thank you for staying," Martinez said. They couldn't have been blamed for leaving early. No doubt, they're glad they didn't. Kurt Suzuki capped the largest...

September Scramble: MLB playoff spots, intriguing plots

Sep. 2, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

All-Star ace Luis Severino heating up in the bullpen, maybe. Gavin Lux making his debut, Bruce Bochy saying farewell. Plus playoff spots and seeding. Major League Baseball is heading toward a September scramble, a perfect setup for what's on deck this fall. The postseason begins Oct. 1 with the NL wild-card game....

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...