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Yadiel Hernández makes big league debut at age 32 for Nats

Sep. 10, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernández, who played for five years at a top level in his native Cuba before signing with Washington in 2016, made his major league debut at age 32 for the Nationals on Thursday night. The highly experienced rookie entered as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning of the...

RingCentral Coliseum stands under skies darkened by wildfire smoke before the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

LEADING OFF: Wildfires darken California skies; Cole vs O's

Sep. 10, 2020 3:11 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FRIGHTENING SCENE Wildfires in Northern California have darkened the daytime skies over the Bay Area, leaving an orange-glowing haze above Oracle Park and the Coliseum. The smell of the fires wafted over the stadium as San Francisco hosted Seattle on...

RingCentral Coliseum stands under skies darkened by wildfire smoke before the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

LEADING OFF: Wildfires darken California skies; Cole vs O's

Sep. 10, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ FRIGHTENING SCENE Wildfires in Northern California have darkened the daytime skies over the Bay Area, leaving an orange-glowing haze above Oracle Park and the Coliseum. The smell of the fires wafted over the stadium as San Francisco hosted Seattle...

Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick celebrates after scoring on a single by Adam Eaton during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Nationals put Kendrick on 10-day IL with strained hamstring

Sep. 9, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick was put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday with a strained left hamstring. The 37-year-old first baseman and designated hitter has missed the past three games for the 2019 World Series champions, who are in last place in the NL East....

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto slides home to score on a single by Josh Harrison during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Soto returns, Nats beat Rays 5-3 to finish 2-game sweep

Sep. 9, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals used strong relief pitching to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night to sweep the two-game series. After missing five games with left elbow soreness, Juan Soto was back in the lineup as the designated...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Scherzer cools off Rays, Nats win 6-1 with makeshift lineup

Sep. 7, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one night in this dud of a season for Washington, the defending World Series champion Nationals looked like themselves — getting a solid start from Max Scherzer, timely hitting and crisp defense. That they did it with recently signed utilityman Brock Holt batting third and...

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...

Boston Red Sox's Kevin Pillar rounds the bases on his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Bogaerts' 3-run HR and bullpen carry Red Sox past Nats, 5-3

Aug. 30, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit an early three-run homer and Boston’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, lifting the Red Sox over the Washington Nationals 5-3 Saturday. Kevin Pillar added a solo homer and triple for Boston, which had lost four of its last five. Trea Turner went 5 for...

Boston Red Sox's Kevin Pillar goes on top of the wall in right field during but cannot get to a two-run home run by Washington Nationals' Juan Soto the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Scherzer fans 11, Nationals beat Red Sox 10-2

Aug. 29, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Juan Soto grew up in the Dominican Republic watching Manny Ramirez play left field in Boston, and the Nationals slugger was looking forward to playing in the shadow of the Green Monster in his first visit to Fenway Park. Instead, Soto was in the lineup at designated hitter and had to settle...

Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton gestures to his dugout as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Realmuto's 3-run blast lifts Phillies over Nationals, 8-3

Aug. 25, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Jake Arrieta pitched five strong innings before a rain delay of more than an hour ended his night, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 8-3 on Tuesday night. Realmuto ripped his ninth homer — his first since Aug. 14...