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Soto top known quantity as last-place Nats begin 'reboot'

Oct. 04, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — These are now Juan Soto’s Washington Nationals. He is their lone bona fide superstar, someone around whom they will try to rebuild — or, to use general manager Mike Rizzo's preferred term, “reboot.” Soto is the only player...

Devers hits 2 HR; Red Sox to host Yanks in AL wild-card game

Oct. 03, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rafael Devers and the rest of the Boston Red Sox knew going into the regular season's final day that they were in a win-and-in scenario for the playoffs. That didn't make Devers nervous Sunday, even after his club fell behind against the Washington...

Red Sox beat Nats, move into 2nd spot in AL wild-card chase

Oct. 02, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staggered down the stretch in their push for a postseason spot, the Boston Red Sox used two mighty punches to gain ground in the AL playoff chase. Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec hit back-to-back homers during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox...

Gray gets 2nd major league win, Nationals beat Rockies 5-4

Sep. 28, 2021 01:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josiah Gray pitched into the sixth inning to earn his second career win, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Monday night. Luis García hit a two-run single and Alcides Escobar had three hits for the Nationals. ...

Hot Harper carries Phillies into NL East title contention

Sep. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper waited for the “MVP!” chants to fade as he stepped to the microphone at the Phillies' home finale to thank fans for sticking by them in the pennant race. The National League MVP contender who bows every game to fans in right field...

Reds rout Nationals 9-2 to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Sep. 26, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson and Nick Castellanos hit consecutive home runs, Kyle Farmer broke open the game with a grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds kept alive their slim playoff hopes by routing the Washington Nationals 9-2 Sunday. Cincinnati won its third...

Castellanos solo homer in 9th lifts Reds over Nationals 7-6

Sep. 25, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Saturday night. The Reds remained six games behind St. Louis, which has won 15 in a row, for the second NL wild-card...

Reds beat Nationals 8-7 in 11 but fall further behind Cards

Sep. 25, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino drove in TJ Friedl with a game-ending single off the glove of second baseman Luis Garcia, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 in 11 innings Friday night. Aquino’s sharp one-hopper off Mason Thompson (1-2)...

Soto homers twice, boosts average to .325, Nats beat Reds

Sep. 23, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — National League batting leader Juan Soto homered in consecutive innings, and the Washington Nationals pushed the Cincinnati Reds further from playoff contention with a 3-2 win Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Seeking his second...

Soto takes over NL batting lead, Nationals beat Marlins 7-5

Sep. 23, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Juan Soto took over the NL batting lead, getting three hits and three RBIs to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday night. Soto singled, doubled and hit his 27th homer, raising his average to .321 and passing former teammate...