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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...

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...

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...

Nationals put up 10 runs in 5th, 6 in 6th, beat Reds 17-7

Aug. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with Stephen Strasburg flicking his bat to reach for an outside cutter and loop a flare into right field for a tiebreaking RBI single. With that, the Washington Nationals were on their way Wednesday — to a 10-run fifth inning that also featured homers by Anthony...

Nationals ace Max Scherzer declares himself ready to return

Aug. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer says he's all set to pitch. Not in the minors. In the majors. For the Washington Nationals. As soon as possible. On the injured list for all but one game over the past five weeks because of trouble with a back muscle, the three-time Cy Young Award winner played catch at...

Dozier's piggyback homer, Ross' start help Nats top Reds 3-1

Aug. 13, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After missing three starts because of a stomach bug, Brian Dozier felt good enough to return to the Washington Nationals' lineup, good enough to eat a postgame plate of pasta, good enough to homer — and good enough to celebrate that solo shot with a dugout piggyback ride. After...

LEADING OFF: Astros' aces start double dip; Scherzer on mend

Aug. 13, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ONE-TWO PUNCH Houston goes into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with two of the pitchers the Astros hope will carry them deep into October. In the opener, Zack Greinke will make his second start for AL West-leading Houston since he was acquired from...

Doolittle gets through latest adventure, Nats edge Reds 7-6

Aug. 12, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle added to his career high by getting his 27th save Monday night — and there are more than 1½ months still to go in the season. He's already easily eclipsed his total for number of games finished in a year, too. After pitching for the...

Cabrera stings Mets, Nats hold on to end NY's streak, 7-4

Aug. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle became a favorite at Citi Field after blowing a three-run lead Friday night. Mets fans cheered the All-Star closer when he went to the bullpen Saturday, and on Sunday, they clapped and hollered when his name was announced to pitch the ninth. "The fans, they...