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70-57, 2nd in NL East
Scherzer coughs up HR, K's 4 in return from IL (0:36)
Rendon celebrates HR with balance beam fun in dugout (0:40)
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Judge sides with Nationals in Orioles TV dispute

A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision from baseball executives ordering the Nationals to be paid $296.8 million by the cable network they jointly own with the Orioles for their television rights from 2012-16.


Corbin pitches 8 scoreless, Nationals beat Pirates 11-1

Patrick Corbin pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run capped a six-run third as the Washington Nationals rolled to an 11-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday...

Cabrera's 3-run HR highlights 6-run 3rd for Nationals (0:55)
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Nats' Strickland injured in weight room mishap

Nationals reliever Hunter Strickland is likely to avoid the injured list after being struck in the face by a barbell before Tuesday's game at PNC Park, manager Dave Martinez said.

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3dDavid Schoenfield

The top home run achievement ever for all 30 MLB teams

With balls flying out of stadiums at a record pace, we look at each franchise's all-time greatest long ball moments, from David Ortiz and Ken Griffey Jr. to B.J. Upton and Mike Hampton.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As the Astros debuted safety netting extensions Mon., the Braves announced plans via Twitter to extend netting by the end of Sept. Since a toddler's May 29 head injuries at Houston on a foul liner, 3 teams — the Astros, Chisox & Nationals — have installed new netting, and 7 — the Blue Jays, Braves, Dodgers, Orioles, Pirates, Rangers & Royals — have publicly committed to it, totaling 1/3 of MLB's 30 teams.


Cabrera, bullpen lead Nationals to 13-0 rout of Pirates

Asdrubal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs and drove in five runs, and three relievers combined for 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0 on Monday night.

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Scherzer (back) expects to return Thursday

Nationals ace Max Scherzer expects to return to Washington's rotation Thursday after missing nearly four weeks with a rhomboid strain, declaring himself "ready to pitch."

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Nats closer Doolittle goes to IL after blown save

The Nationals have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis. The move comes a day after he blew a save in Washington's 14-inning lost to the Brewers.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Suddenly, the Nationals bullpen looks like the stable one. Thanks to three scoreless frames from the retooled relief corps (and a pair of RBI doubles from Anthony Rendon), Washington eked out a 2-1 win over the Brewers.

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7dEddie Matz

Cautious Nats won't start Scherzer over weekend

Despite speculation that Max Scherzer might return this weekend, including optimism from the pitcher himself, the Nationals have decided to "be smart" and play it safe with their ace.


Coroner: Choking caused taco-eating contest death

A Central California coroner says a man choked to death while participating in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game. The Fresno County sheriff-coroner's office released the cause of death for 41-year-old Dana Hutchings after an autopsy.

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Taco-eating contest in minors nixed after death

The Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Nationals, canceled Saturday's scheduled World Taco Eating Championship after the death of a 41-year-old man during a taco-eating contest.


Nationals put up 10 runs in 5th, 6 in 6th, beat Reds 17-7

Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati...

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2636th
On Base Percentage.3405th
Slugging Percentage.4538th
Earned Run Average4.3912th
Quality Starts693rd