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New York Mets' Robinson Chirinos (26) celebrates his two-run home run with Robinson Cano (24) during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Chirinos homers as Mets maintain playoff hopes, top Nats 3-2

Sep. 24, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night to keep their flickering postseason hopes alive. The Mets (26-31) moved within 2 1/2 games of Miami (28-28) for second place in the NL East and within 2 1/2 games...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. A year after winning the World Series thanks to a historic turnaround, the Nationals woke up Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, with a 23-33 record and no mathematical chance of returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Champs done: Time to look toward 2021 for eliminated Nats

Sep. 24, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Yan Gomes was asked about the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals essentially playing out the string over the last four games of this season, the catcher was put off by the premise. “I don’t think we’re technically out of it yet,” Gomes said. ...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his home run with third base coach Dusty Wathan during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. This was Harper's second homer of the night. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, eliminate champs

Sep. 24, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper showed up to Nationals Park, his old stomping grounds, about six hours before Wednesday night’s first pitch to get treatment for a bothersome back, then got a chance to stay off his feet a bit as the designated hitter instead of an outfielder. All Harper did was smack...

Washington Nationals' Yadiel Hernandez, top, is welcomed after his game-ending, two-run home run during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Washington. The Nationals won 8-7. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nats sweep Phils, drop Philadelphia below playoff position

Sep. 23, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies tumbled out of a playoff position, getting swept in a doubleheader by the Washington Nationals when Yadiel Hernández hit a game-ending, two-run homer in eighth inning off Brandon Workman for a 8-7 win in Tuesday night’s second game. Philadelphia...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Harper hitless, Girardi ejected, Phils lose to Nats 5-1

Sep. 22, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper was hitless in his return from back stiffness and Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the third inning of a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night that dropped the Phillies back to .500 and hurt their playoff hopes. “We played poorly, really...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, argues with home plate umpire Junior Valentine, right, after he was ejected during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Girardi, Quinn ejected from Phils' game vs Nationals

Sep. 21, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi and center fielder Roman Quinn were ejected from Monday night’s game against the Washington Nationals in the third inning for arguing a call by plate umpire Junior Valentine. Girardi came out of the dugout to argue after Quinn took a called third strike on an 84...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Braxton Garretts throws during the second inning of a second game of doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Suzuki, Nats bounce back, bop Marlins 15-0 to split twinbill

Sep. 20, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Despite a blowout loss, the Miami Marlins will embark on their first meaningful week to close a season since their 2003 World Series championship run. Kurt Suzuki homered and doubled to bounce back from a game-ending strikeout in the opener, and the Washington Nationals routed the...

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...