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 ...

Harper, Scherzer help carry Nationals

May 23, 2015

Harper, Scherzer help carry Nationals

Scoring two runs with Max Scherzer on the mound is all the offense the Washington Nationals need for wins these days. Having the pitcher race around the bases for the go-ahead score isn’t usually part of the plan. Bryce Harper hit another home run ...

Harper hits sixth home run in three games in Nats' win

May 10, 2015

Harper hits sixth home run in three games in Nats' win

Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going. Atlanta had rallied from five runs down, so here was Washington’s cleanup hitter, looking to put an end to a game that had somehow reached the bottom ...

Harper belts two more homers

May 9, 2015

Harper belts two more homers

After watching Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez playfully issued a warning. “Don’t touch him,” Gonzalez said Friday night. “You might get third-degree burns. That guy’s on fire.” Harper made it five homers in two games and Danny Espinosa ...

Harper blasts three homers

May 7, 2015

Harper blasts three homers

Standing at the plate with a chance to make baseball history, Bryce Harper insisted his focus was on driving in the runner from third base. He did, however, acknowledge the thought of hitting a fourth home run wasn’t entirely banished to the back of ...