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8/30/2015 | Fister earns win with strong effort out of bullpen

Right-hander Doug Fister came out of the bullpen and picked up the win in the Nationals' 7-4 victory over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.


8/30/2015 | Back tightness cuts Strasburg's outing short

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Sunday's game against the Marlins after four innings because of back tightness and was replaced by right-hander Doug Fister in a 7-4 victory.


8/30/2015 | Nats rally to take rubber game from Marlins

A combination of long balls and long rallies paced the Nationals on Sunday as they clinched their fourth consecutive series victory with a 7-4 win over the Marlins at Nationals Park. Washington remains 5 1/2 games back of the Mets, who beat the Red Sox, 5-4.


8/30/2015 | Nats outfielder Johnson plans to play in 2016

Nationals outfielder Reed Johnson said he plans to return for the 2016 season. He said playing with Class A Advanced Potomac during a recent rehab stint helped him decide on his future.


8/30/2015 | Cards set to host Nats for big three-game set

With their lead in the National League Central under siege, the Cardinals open a three-game set against the Nationals on Monday at Busch Stadium as August comes to a close.


8/29/2015 | Aggressive Nats pick up slack for Harper vs. Koehler

The Nationals hit three home runs off Tom Koehler on Saturday night, but Bryce Harper went hitless in three at-bats against the Marlins' right-hander. There was a feeling that Harper might do some damage against Koehler, considering the outfielder hit four homers off him in eight at-bats this season, including three in one game on May 6.


8/29/2015 | Strasburg faces Fish, seeking to extend dominant run

After evening the series and cutting into their National League East deficit on Saturday, the Nationals will have Stephen Strasburg on the mound as they try to keep gaining ground and take Sunday's rubber game against the Marlins.


8/29/2015 | Three homers help Nationals top Marlins, gain game

Backed by three home runs, including back-to-back blasts from Clint Robinson and Ian Desmond in the sixth inning, Jordan Zimmermann turned in seven strong innings in the Nationals' 5-1 series-tying victory against the Marlins on Saturday night.


8/29/2015 | Awaiting surgery, Span reflects on injury-plagued '15

Nationals center fielder Denard Span knew something was wrong with his left hip after he saw a back specialist a few weeks ago. Span would later learn that he had a torn labrum in the hip, and he will have surgery Tuesday to repair it.


8/28/2015 | Velocity OK, is location Scherzer's problem?

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer acknowledged that the losses are painful. He admitted that he made mistakes in the 4-3 defeat to the Marlins on Friday night.


8/28/2015 | Turner impresses in first MLB start -- at second

Trea Turner made his first Major League start on Friday night, and the natural shortstop showed impressive defensive ability at second base in the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Marlins.


8/28/2015 | Marlins get to Scherzer early, hold off Nationals

The Marlins scored four runs in the first four innings off Max Scherzer on Friday night, then held on tight, earning a 4-3 win over the Nationals in the series opener.


8/28/2015 | Harper faces favorite Fish foe as Koehler gets call

Bryce Harper has tormented Miami starter Tom Koehler this season, and the All-Star slugger will get a chance to pad his stats when the two meet Saturday in the second game between the Nationals and Marlins.


8/28/2015 | Taylor OK, but injuries force Nats to shuffle lineup

Given the speed and severity that Michael Taylor crashed into the outfield wall on Thursday night, the news out of the Nationals camp on Friday was promising.


8/28/2015 | Span to undergo season-ending hip surgery

Nationals center fielder Denard Span will not play another game this season, as he is expected to have surgery on his left hip labrum Tuesday, manager Matt Williams confirmed.


8/27/2015 | Rendon ends Padres' rally with fantastic stop

With the Nationals' collective back against the wall and Melvin Upton Jr. on third base, Anthony Rendon dove to his stomach.


8/27/2015 | Scherzer aims to get on track against Marlins

The Marlins and Nationals open up a three-game series in Washington on Friday as the Nationals try to stay afloat in the National League East. The Marlins will face ace Max Scherzer, a byproduct of the Nationals shuffling their starting rotation for series against the Mets and Cardinals down the road.


8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres

The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.


8/27/2015 | Taylor day to day after crashing into wall

Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right knee contusion. He is listed as day to day.


8/27/2015 | Yunel hit on hand with pitch; X-rays negative

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right hand injury.


8/27/2015 | Span headed to DL with left hip inflammation

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is headed to the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation, manager Matt Williams announced after Thursday's 4-2 win. He could miss the rest of the season.


8/27/2015 | Aggressive approach backfires on Yunel, Nats

Yunel Escobar knew the drill. With the Nationals' comeback almost complete and the tying run 90 feet away, Escobar's job was to hit a fly ball, drive Anthony Rendon in and hand the baton over to a hot Ryan Zimmerman.


8/26/2015 | Ross faces original club during finale in DC

Nationals rookie right-hander Joe Ross will start against the Padres for the first time in his career on Thursday, but San Diego is plenty familiar with the 22-year-old.


8/26/2015 | 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats

The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.


8/26/2015 | Sources: McLouth likely out for rest of '15

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is expected to miss the rest of the season because of shoulder issues, according to two baseball sources. The Nationals have not confirmed the news.




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