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Miami Marlins' Monte Harrison, left, Starling Marte, center, and Lewis Brinson celebrate after the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Miami. The Marlins won 7-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Rojas, Cooper homer to lead Marlins over Nationals 7-3

Sep. 19, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miguel Rojas and Garrett Cooper each had a double and a homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Saturday night. With the win, Miami maintained its hold on second place in the NL East. “We're close to the finish line, we're close to something this organization...

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...

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Yarbrough delivers to the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Yarbrough ends 16-game skid, Rays beat Nationals 6-1

Sep. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough stopped a personal 16-game winless streak, Nate Lowe homered and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday night. Yarbrough (1-3) followed opener John Curtiss in the second inning and gave up one run and five hits over 5 2/3...

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' Ronald Acuna Jr., grimaces as he is helped after fouling the ball off his left foot during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Acuna was helped off the field. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Acuña leaves game after fouling ball off foot; no fracture

Sep. 11, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. left Friday's game at Washington after he fouled a ball off his left foot in the fourth inning. X-rays revealed no fracture and Acuña is considered day to day, the team announced. The 21-year-old slugger went down on one knee after...

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...

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...