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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, left, talks with general manager Mike Rizzo during spring training baseball practice in West Palm Beach, Fla. Martinez and the Nationals agreed to a multiyear contract extension that the team announced Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Nats GM Rizzo won't reveal length of Martinez's new contract

Sep. 26, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez spoke Saturday about managing the Washington Nationals for “many, many years” and over the “long term” and “quite some time,” thanks to his contract extension. Sharing a table to a socially distanced degree with his manager on a...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, gestures to Jesus Aguilar as Aguilar waits for him to cross home plate after he hit a home run also scoring Aguilar and Garrett Cooper during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Anderson's 3 HRs help Marlins earn split against Nats, 14-3

Sep. 19, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson circled the bases so quickly after his second home run Friday that he nearly overtook Jesus Aguilar, who playfully motioned his teammate to slow down. No need to rush. Anderson and the Miami Marlins are on pace to end their 17-year playoff drought. Anderson had three homers and...

Washington Nationals' Luis Garcia (62) celebrates his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

García hits 2-run homer in 10th, Nationals beat Rays 4-2

Sep. 16, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Luis García hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Wednesday. With Carter Kieboom on second base to start extra innings, the 20-year-old García hit a leadoff drive on the first pitch...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Duvall, Albies power Braves to 8-4 triumph over Nationals

Sep. 13, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Duvall and Ozzie Albies each hit a two-run homer off a laboring Max Scherzer, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Sunday. Kyle Wright pitched six innings for his first major league win, helping Atlanta take three of four from Washington. The Nationals...

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. jumps and makes the catch on a line drive by Washington Nationals' Trea Turner during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Braves beat Nationals 2-1 behind Anderson's strong outing

Sep. 12, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have one of the best offenses in baseball, yet eventually will need to rely on pitching to get the job done. Right now, that’s coming in form of rookie Ian Anderson. Anderson allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings and the NL East-leading Braves held on to...

Washington Nationals' Eric Thames (9) is congratulated by Brock Holt (27) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nationals outlast Braves 8-7 on Taylor's single in 12th

Sep. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael A. Taylor hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Friday night after blowing a five-run lead for the second straight game. Nationals relievers Kyle Finnegan and James Borque (1-0) worked out of bases-loaded jams in...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, right, is congratulated at home plate by teammate Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) next to Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes, left, after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Power trio: Freeman, Swanson, Acuña rally Braves past Nats

Sep. 10, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna as the top three hitters in his lineup, Braves manager Brian Snitker knows an early five-run deficit is hardly insurmountable. Freeman homered twice, Dansby Swanson hit a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning and NL East-leading...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman connects for a grand slam over left center field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman hits another grand slam, Braves beat Nationals 10-3

Sep. 6, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit his second career grand slam — and second of the series — leading the Atlanta Braves to a 10-3 win over Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Josh Tomlin (2-2) allowed one run in six innings as Atlanta split the four-game series. Marcell...

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek, center, cannot get a glove on a toss from first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) as Washington Nationals' Victor Robles (16) runs safely to first on a one-run bunt during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

McGowin, Nats' bullpen dominates in 10-4 win over Braves

Sep. 6, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals, playing without Juan Soto and some other top hitters, manufactured big offense without a home run. That was more than enough to overwhelm an Atlanta Braves team that hit three homers. Victor Robles' third hit, a bunt single in the sixth inning, gave Washington the...

Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor connects for a two-run ground ball double to left field during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Turner's HR lifts Nats, forces DH split with Braves

Sep. 4, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trea Turner gave Washington the lead by hitting a sixth-inning home run off Will Smith and the Nationals held on in the seventh to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-9 on Friday night and split a doubleheader. Ronald Acuña Jr. homered twice and Dansby Swanson added a two-run shot as the Braves...