Grace solid for Nats in rare start

/ Aug 19, 2017

Grace solid for Nats in rare start

Matt Grace pitched 4⅓ scoreless innings in place of injured Max Scherzer and Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer and drove in two runs to help the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Friday night. Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start ...

Gonzalez loses no-hitter to Miami in ninth

/ Aug 1, 2017

Gonzalez loses no-hitter to Miami in ninth

Gio Gonzalez took the mound Monday filled with emotion while thinking of his extremely pregnant wife and his late friend Jose Fernandez. Soon he was thinking about a no-hitter, too. The Washington Nationals left-hander held the Miami Marlins hitless until the ninth inning, when Dee Gordon ...

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

/ Jul 3, 2017

Star power carries Nationals past Cardinals

The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars took center stage on national television Sunday night. Bryce Harper homered twice against Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. "Martinez is really good," Harper said. "He's ...

Flowers belts 3-run HR in ninth to beat Nats

/ Jun 13, 2017

Flowers belts 3-run HR in ninth to beat Nats

After getting to Stephen Strasburg early, Tyler Flowers wouldn't let the Atlanta Braves squander the opportunity. Flowers hit a go-ahead three-run home run off Matt Albers in the ninth inning and Atlanta came from three runs down to beat Washington 11-10 on Monday night. "It was ...

Nats' Rendon drives in 10, hits three homers

/ May 1, 2017

Nats' Rendon drives in 10, hits three homers

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said he'd never had a day like this one. Not many players have. Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as Washington took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday to ...

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

Jan 22, 2017

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

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The term "strength and conditioning" in sports is relatively unknown in Japan, and specialty coaches are often confused with athletic trainers, who are skilled in prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Strength and conditioning is a method of improving your physical athletic ability ...

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

/ Oct 12, 2016

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping away. Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning. Suddenly, Game 5 ...

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

/ Jun 23, 2016

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Yasiel Puig was wearing his "Make Baseball Fun Again" cap after Wednesday night's game. Did he ever. Puig raced home for the winning run on his own single after center fielder Michael Taylor let the ball skip by him for a three-base error, and the Los ...