Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

May 30, 2016

Strasburg, Werth power Nationals

Jayson Werth noticed a difference in Stephen Strasburg in spring training and felt the ace was headed for a big season. So far, so good. Strasburg won his 12th consecutive decision dating to last season and Werth connected for a pinch-hit grand slam to ...

May 12, 2016

National star Harper appeals one-game suspension

Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal the penalty and remains eligible to play until the process is finished, the commissioner’s office said. Last year’s NL ...

Nationals beat Tigers on pinch-hit blast

May 10, 2016

Nationals beat Tigers on pinch-hit blast

Moments after Bryce Harper was ejected from the dugout, pinch hitter Clint Robinson hit a game-ending homer to give the Washington Nationals a 5-4 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. As he joined his teammates in racing to the plate to ...

Baez hits game-winning home run in 13th inning

May 9, 2016

Baez hits game-winning home run in 13th inning

Javier Baez got the pitch he wanted and propelled the Cubs to yet another victory on a day when it looked like Jake Arrieta might finally pick up a loss. Baez homered in the 13th inning after Chicago walked Washington star Bryce Harper a ...

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Apr 22, 2016

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Ichiro Suzuki quietly cleaned his cleats in a noisy postgame clubhouse Thursday before packing the shoes for his next game, which will be No. 2,368. No. 2,367 went pretty well. Ichiro had two hits, scored twice and made two sliding catches in right field ...

Apr 17, 2016

Scherzer, Harper power Nationals past Phillies

Max Scherzer’s bat was even more impressive than his arm. Scherzer threw seven sharp innings and hit a two-run double, Bryce Harper launched another homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Saturday night. The Nationals are off to a 9-1 start, ...

Harper's 100th career homer lifts Nationals

Apr 15, 2016

Harper's 100th career homer lifts Nationals

After connecting on his first grand slam and 100th career home run, Bryce Harper is already thinking ahead to bigger milestones. His manager is invoking names like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Harper smashed a panel on an electronic signboard with his slam in ...

Murphy victorious in Nats debut

Apr 5, 2016

Murphy victorious in Nats debut

Extra innings on the road left Dusty Baker exhausted but happy in his debut as Nationals manager. “It’s kind of like the game telling me, welcome back,” Baker said. Daniel Murphy, also making his Washington debut, was a huge hit with a home run ...

Harper, Donaldson honored with MVPs

Nov 20, 2015

Harper, Donaldson honored with MVPs

Bryce Harper began this season with one personal goal — and it had nothing to do with homers, RBIs or awards. “All I wanted to do was stay healthy and stay on the field every day,” he said. Harper did that, and a lot ...

Papelbon suspended for Harper row

Sep 29, 2015

Papelbon suspended for Harper row

Bryce Harper is not quite sure what he could have done differently to avoid the dugout fight with teammate Jonathan Papelbon that resulted in the Washington Nationals suspending the closer for four games without pay. “If you’re in a bar or if you’re in ...

Harper, Papelbon brawl in dugout

Sep 28, 2015

Harper, Papelbon brawl in dugout

NL MVP front-runner Bryce Harper and teammate Jonathan Papelbon got into a fight during a game Sunday, when a Washington Nationals season that long ago spiraled out of control on the field also did so in the dugout. After a flyout in the eighth ...