Latest Sean Doolittle News

Nationals match team HR record with 8, rout Brewers 16-8

Aug. 18, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez wanted his team to shake off any ill effects from Saturday's marathon loss to Milwaukee by getting out to a fast start in the series finale. The Nationals carried out that order to perfection. The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs...

Nats put struggling closer Doolittle on 10-day injured list

Aug. 18, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put struggling closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis, a day after he gave up three home runs in the ninth inning against Milwaukee. The NL wild-card leaders made the move Sunday. They recalled righty Kyle McGowin from...

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

Aug. 18, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After witnessing two dozen runs and multiple comebacks over nine innings, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell knew he had never seen something quite like the Brewers' game against the Washington Nationals. He couldn't have guessed there would be another five innings of back-and-forth...

Rendon's RBI double lifts Nationals to 2-1 win over Brewers

Aug. 16, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hits hard to come by, the Washington Nationals turned to the reliable Anthony Rendon yet again. Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series between National...

From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

Aug. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, even though they dug themselves quite a hole, the Nationals are suddenly 65-55 — 10 games over .500...

Dozier's piggyback homer, Ross' start help Nats top Reds 3-1

Aug. 13, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After missing three starts because of a stomach bug, Brian Dozier felt good enough to return to the Washington Nationals' lineup, good enough to eat a postgame plate of pasta, good enough to homer — and good enough to celebrate that solo shot with a dugout piggyback ride. After...

AP source: Holland, Nats agree in principle on minors deal

Aug. 13, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals are giving it another go, the latest in a long series of moves aimed at helping the team's struggling bullpen. Holland, who was with Washington last season, and the Nationals reached an agreement in principle for him to return on a minor league...

Santana homers in bottom of 9th, Indians top Red Sox 6-5

Aug. 13, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning to send the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston Red Sox on Monday night and back into first-place in the AL Central. After the Red Sox tied it in the top of the inning, Santana connected on a 2-2 pitch from Marcus...

Doolittle gets through latest adventure, Nats edge Reds 7-6

Aug. 12, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle added to his career high by getting his 27th save Monday night — and there are more than 1½ months still to go in the season. He's already easily eclipsed his total for number of games finished in a year, too. After pitching for the...

Cabrera stings Mets, Nats hold on to end NY's streak, 7-4

Aug. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle became a favorite at Citi Field after blowing a three-run lead Friday night. Mets fans cheered the All-Star closer when he went to the bullpen Saturday, and on Sunday, they clapped and hollered when his name was announced to pitch the ninth. "The fans, they...