Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Jan 23, 2015

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer’s departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game’s top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. “Obviously you don’t want to see ...

Nats bolster rotation with Scherzer

Jan 22, 2015

Nats bolster rotation with Scherzer

Forgive Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner if he got swept up in the scene. Speaking after a news conference Wednesday to announce the addition — via a $210 million, seven-year contract — of 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Lerner was thinking ...

Dec 27, 2014

Nationals invite Uggla to camp

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with second baseman Dan Uggla for a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. The Nationals also announced similar deals Friday with reliever Heath Bell, third baseman Ian Stewart, first baseman Clint Robinson ...

Fister's strong outing keeps Nationals' hopes alive

Oct 7, 2014

Fister's strong outing keeps Nationals' hopes alive

Bryce Harper screamed out in delight as he crossed the plate with Washington ahead at last. After all those extra innings and a subdued cross-country flight, the Nationals had broken through — with a little help from Madison Bumgarner. Doug Fister pitched seven shutout ...

Zimmermann no-no aided by Souza grab

Sep 29, 2014

Zimmermann no-no aided by Souza grab

One out away from pitching the Washington Nationals’ first no-hitter, Jordan Zimmermann watched his 104th pitch on a crisp, clear Sunday afternoon get smacked toward deep left-center. Zimmermann leaned his head back and winced. His first thought: “Double. No-doubt, double.” “And then,” the right-hander ...

Nationals secure top seed

Sep 27, 2014

Nationals secure top seed

For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Nationals will head to the postseason with the top seeding in the National League. The NL East champion Nationals locked up home-field advantage until the World Series by beating the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Doug ...

Nationals beat Braves, win division

Sep 17, 2014

Nationals beat Braves, win division

The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field. They were saving the real celebration for the clubhouse. The Nationals wrapped up their second NL East ...

Braves end skid against Nats

Sep 11, 2014

Braves end skid against Nats

Fredi Gonzalez cannot explain why the Braves have done so well against Stephen Strasburg. The Atlanta manager is just glad his team beat the Washington ace once again. Aaron Harang outdueled Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Braves avoided a series ...

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

Sep 4, 2014

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

The Los Angeles Dodgers fought back time and time again on Wednesday. In the end, they couldn’t overcome Adam LaRoche and the Nationals. LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead ...

Mariners top Nats; Iwakuma notches 13th win

Sep 1, 2014

Mariners top Nats; Iwakuma notches 13th win

Hisashi Iwakuma picked up his 13th win of the season despite not having his best stuff in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Iwakuma helped the Mariners end a three-game skid by holding Washington to three earned runs in ...