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Nationals recall SS prospect CJ Abrams, put Garcia on IL

Aug. 15, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals recalled shortstop prospect C.J. Abrams from Triple-A Rochester on Monday and placed shortstop Luis García on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. General manager Mike Rizzo announced the moves. García's move is retroactive...

Snell strikes out 10, pitches Padres past Nationals 6-0

Aug. 14, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blake Snell struck out 10 in six sharp innings, Juan Soto reached base three times and the San Diego Padres wrapped up a hectic weekend with a 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. On Friday, with so much focus on Soto’s return to Washington after a...

Blocking the plate call on review helps Nats top Padres 4-3

Aug. 13, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was sure his catcher, Austin Nola, was not guilty of blocking the plate. So sure that the skipper immediately got ejected after Nola was called for that transgression on a replay review, allowing the Washington Nationals to score the go-ahead...

No Latino GMs in MLB after Avila firing, only 3 managers

Aug. 11, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila. Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave...

Hoerner, Cubs top power-hitting rookie Meneses, Nationals

Aug. 10, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner homered to ignite a four-run rally in the seventh inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over power-hitting rookie Joey Meneses and the Washington Nationals 4-2 Wednesday. Hoerner’s seventh home run ended a shutout bid by Nationals starter Josiah Gray and...

Phillies hit 4 homers in 13-1 win, finish sweep of Nationals

Aug. 07, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies replayed highlights from Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Pete Rose and all the big plays from the 1980 World Series championship team on the big screen. The occasion was a celebration of the first World Series winner in franchise history, yes, but it couldn't help...

Hoskins, streaking Phillies rout Nationals 11-5

Aug. 06, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered in the first inning for the third straight game and the surging Philadelphia Phillies routed the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday night. He is the first Phillies player to do it since at least 1900. J.T. Realmuto and Matt Vierling also...

Gibson perfect thru 6, Schwarber's HR lifts Phils over Nats

Aug. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Gibson retired his first 18 batters and pitched one-run ball over eight innings, Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading 34th homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Friday night. Rhys Hoskins, J.T. Realmuto, Nick Castellanos and...

Syndergaard, Phillies beat Nationals in rain-shortened game

Aug. 04, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Noah Syndergaard won his Phillies debut despite giving up four runs, Alec Bohm hit a three-run home run and Philadelphia won a rain-shortened, five-inning game 5-4 over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. Rhys Hoskins also went deep, helping secure a...

Vogelbach's slam, Alonso's HR send Mets past Nationals 9-5

Aug. 03, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach hit a grand slam and Pete Alonso connected for his 28th homer, helping the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 9-5 on Wednesday. New York won for the eighth time in nine games and opened a 3½-game lead over second-place Atlanta in the NL...