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'Baby Shark' Gerardo Parra back with Washington Nationals

Jun. 20, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Baby Shark” is back with the Washington Nationals. Washington selected the contract of outfielder Gerardo Parra from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, bringing back the player whose walkup music of the children's song became a theme of the...

Lester gets 1st win for Nats, Lindor 5 RBIs as Mets split

Jun. 19, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to gain his first win for Washington, Kyle Schwarber backed him with four RBIs on a pair of home runs and the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Saturday to split a day-night doubleheader. ...

Gomes' single leads Nationals to walk-off win against Mets

Jun. 18, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes hit a game-ending single in the ninth inning, Erick Fedde extended his scoreless streak to 20 innings and the Washington Nationals two-hit the first-place New York Mets in a 1-0 victory Friday night. Juan Soto opened the ninth with a walk on...

Journeyman Espino pitches Nationals to sweep of Pirates

Jun. 16, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paolo Espino got his first major league win at age 34, Josh Bell hit a two-run homer against his former team and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Espino (1-2) allowed three hits in five...

Gomes, Corbin lead Nationals; Pirates lose 9th straight

Jun. 15, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Tuesday night. The Nationals won their third in a row and sent Pittsburgh to its ninth straight...

Nationals place ace Max Scherzer on the 10-day injured list

Jun. 15, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals placed staff ace Max Scherzer on the 10-day injured list with a groin problem. The team announced the move Tuesday, saying it was retroactive to Sunday. Scherzer “tweaked” his groin in the first inning...

Schwarber goes deep again for Nats in 3-2 win over Pirates

Jun. 14, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered again to snap a seventh-inning tie and drove in two runs for the Washington Nationals in their 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Jon Lester pitched 5 1/3 solid innings to help the Nationals win for the...

Schwarber hits 2 HRs, Ross dominant as Nats beat Giants 5-0

Jun. 13, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber became the sixth player in the history of the Washington Nationals and Montreal Expos franchise to homer in both the first and second innings, driving in four runs in a 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Joe Ross allowed...

Fedde back from COVID-19 list, Nats-Giants split DH

Jun. 12, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. led off the eighth inning with an RBI single that broke a scoreless tie and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday to earn a split in the day-night doubleheader. In the opener, Erick Fedde...

Nationals place RHP Daniel Hudson on 10-day injured list

Jun. 12, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals placed right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation on Saturday. Hudson has a 4-1 record with a 2.95 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 23 games. He joined the...