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 ...

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

May 22, 2016

Ichiro gets four hits as Marlins beat Nats

Ichiro Suzuki had four hits for the first time since last August as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday to snap their three-game losing skid. Ichiro, an emergency addition to the lineup after Christian Yelich was scratched due to back ...

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: “There’s something about 20.” Scherzer ...

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 ...

Tanaka struggles in latest outing

Mar 24, 2016

Tanaka struggles in latest outing

Masahiro Tanaka was solid in his first three spring training starts. The right-hander’s latest outing for the New York Yankees didn’t go nearly as well. Tanaka allowed seven runs and the Washington Nationals rolled to a 13-0 win Wednesday night. Tanaka had given up ...