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Nats, Rangers Closing In

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

-- Here's how the pennant races look with six days to go: _ CLOSING IN: Washington and Texas can wrap up division titles this weekend. Both teams ha...

Harper Hits No. 20 In Nats Win

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- All that chasing has taken a toll on the Philadelphia Phillies. Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also con...

Nationals' Magic Number Is..

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- According to Washington right fielder Jayson Werth, the way an intense, September afternoon sun turns fly balls at Nationals Park into a...

2012's Most Unhittable Pitch Is..

FanGraphs | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

Shortly after the Mariners made the mistake of trading Brandon Morrow for Brandon League and another guy, it was noted by the Mariners’ front office...

Obama's World Series Prediction

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.21.2012 | Sports

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- President Barack Obama is offering his prediction for the upcoming World Series. Obama says during a campaign stop in Virginia tha...

How to Buy Nats Playoff Tickets

Posted 09.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Nats are in the playoffs! Tickets for individual playoffs games went on sale on Friday morning. Buy your tickets online here or b...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 11.21.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Washington Nationals clinch the first Washington baseball postseason appearance since 1933. The Cincinnati Reds also clinch a postseason berth.

WELCOME BACK: Nats Bring Playoffs Back To DC

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation's capital for the first time since 1933, earning a playoff ...

This Man Won't Leave Nats Fans Stranded After Midnight

Posted 09.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While he didn't provide many details, District of Columbia Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) has reassured baseball fans that Metrorai...

Braves Cut Into Nationals' Lead

AP | By PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.17.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA -- The Washington Nationals are still in fairly comfortable position. But the Atlanta Braves are intent on making the NL East leaders sweat a...

Damn Yankees

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.17.2012 | Sports
Jeff Danziger

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Will Nats Fans End Up Stranded?

Posted 09.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With the Nationals inching closer to the playoffs, baseball fans at Nationals Park could be left stranded without a ride home if weeknig...

SHUT DOWN

AP | Posted 11.08.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — All-Star ace Stephen Strasburg is done for the year after the Washington Nationals decided to end his season following a shaky star...

Nationals Top Cubs 9-2 In Fight-Filled Game

AP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Davey Johnson figures the Chicago Cubs were ticked off because Jayson Werth swung at a 3-0 pitch in the fifth inning. ...

Benches Clear In D.C... Twice

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports

As the Nats' bats stayed hot against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night, the tempers of both ball clubs flared, too. The benches cleared twice at Nati...

Cubs Allow 6 Homers In Loss To Nationals

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- It's been a long season for first-year Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum, and it's not over yet. Sveum's team yielded six Washington home...

Cubs Lose To Nationals 11-5

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Chris Rusin made an impressive major league debut for the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 21 when he allowed just one run over five innings i...

Nats Clinch 1st Winning Season In D.C.

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Ross Detwiler allowed four hits in seven shutout innings and Adam LaRoche homered Monday, giving the Washington Nationals their first wi...

Nats Have Shutdown Talk With Strasburg

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- A day after announcing that Stephen Strasburg will start only twice more this season, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson met wit...

Cardinals All-Star Leaves Game Early

AP | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals lost their third straight game – and maybe their All-Star shortstop, too. Rafael Furcal might return home...

Bryce Ejected After First Career Multi-Home Run Game

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

MIAMI — Bryce Harper's first two-homer game ended with his latest tantrum. The quick-tempered rookie was ejected for spiking his helmet in the ...

How Did Werth Catch This One?

Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

Any youth baseball and softball coaches who saw this unorthodox catch by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth likely had the same thought: Tha...

In Defense Of Shutting Down Strasburg

FanGraphs | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports

Stephen Strasburg is up to 145 1/3 innings, and the Washington Nationals are sticking to their guns: once Strasburg hits 180 innings or so, he’s don...

Bryce Harper Gets Angry

Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports

Bryce Harper's second-half struggles continued on Monday night against Atlanta with only one hit in five trips to the plate, the last of which left hi...

Major League Baseball Copes With Climate Change

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

The 12 months between June 2011 and this June were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1895. And July turned out to be the hottest month on record. What does this trend mean for the national pastime?