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8/21/2014 | 10-game winning streak ties Nationals record

On their way to tying the Royals for the longest streak in the Majors this season, the Nats have celebrated five walk-offs in their past six games, making them the first club to do so since the 1986 Astros, according to Elias Sports.


8/21/2014 | Walk-off magic extends Nats' streak to 10

An error by third baseman Jordan Pacheco in the bottom of the ninth inning helped the Nationals edge the D-backs, 1-0, on Thursday for their 10th victory in a row. It was Washington's fifth walk-off victory in the last six games.


8/21/2014 | Overturned call at first gives D-backs inning-ending DP

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson challenged a call at first base in the second inning Thursday against the Nationals, and following the replay review, the original safe ruling was overturned and the D-backs were credited with an inning-ending double play.


8/21/2014 | Zimmerman resumes baseball activities

Nationals veteran Ryan Zimmerman returned to baseball-related activities on Thursday afternoon when he threw for the first time since sustaining his injury (Grade 3 right hamstring strain) less than a month ago while in Denver.


8/21/2014 | Easy-going Nationals letting talent take over

Once the pregame preparation is pored over, the Nationals have found a way to relax on the field and not let the pressure of a pennant chase affect them.


8/20/2014 | Harrisburg's Rivero strong in second start off DL

Making his second start for Double-A Harrisburg since returning from a three-month-long stay on the disabled list due to an arm injury, left-hander Felipe Rivero, the Nationals' No. 17 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Wednesday. It wasn't enough for a victory, however, as Portland came back to defeat Harrisburg, 5-3.


8/20/2014 | Williams eyeing September return for Zimmerman

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that his gut feeling for the return of injured third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is "sometime in September." It's been nearly a month since Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain running to first base in Colorado.


8/20/2014 | Williams trying to gets Nats' regulars some rest

Infielder Anthony Rendon was out of the Nationals' starting lineup Wednesday against the D-backs, sitting for the first time since June 9. Rendon had made 62 straight starts for the Nationals before Wednesday, and manager Matt Williams said he made the decision to provide the second-year man with a day of rest.


8/20/2014 | Nats' Souza set to begin rehab assignment

Outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (left AC joint sprain) confirmed he is starting a rehab assignment on Thursday. He'll begin the stint with Class A Hagerstown for one game before heading to Class A Advanced Potomac for three to four games.


8/20/2014 | Nats go with Gio as they look to hang 10 vs. D-backs

The Nationals carry a season-best lead over the Braves of seven games in the National League East as they look to extend their winning streak to 10 games on Thursday afternoon in the series finale vs. the D-backs. Gio Gonzalez pitches for Washington, opposed by Arizona lefty Wade Miley.


8/20/2014 | Rendon walks off Nats for ninth straight win

Make it nine victories in a row. Anthony Rendon, who was scheduled to have a day off, came to the plate as a pinch-hitter and singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Nationals edge the D-backs, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.


8/19/2014 | Strasburg sets personal high for single-season K's

Stephen Strasburg fanned four D-backs batters over eight innings Tuesday night at Nationals Park, tied for his lowest strikeout total since the beginning of July. However, the performance was enough to give the hard-throwing right-hander 198 strikeouts on the season, a new single-season career high.


8/19/2014 | Williams: Aggressive Harper still learning, maturing

Bryce Harper led off the bottom of the fifth inning of the Nationals' 5-4 win over the D-backs Monday night with a sharp line-drive single to right field. He sprinted out of the box and took an ambitious turn around first, stopping about 15 feet away from the base.


8/19/2014 | Nats closely following Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis has taken Williamsport, Pa., and the sporting community by storm this past week, as she continues to lead Pennsylvania in the team's quest for a championship at the Little League World Series. Even Nationals players can't help but watch in amazement.


8/19/2014 | Nats turn to Roark looking for ninth straight victory

Nationals righty Tanner Roark had a sensational July, but August hasn't treated him so kindly. Washington has been in a real groove, bringing a season-high eight-game winning streak into the third game of the series against the D-backs, who counter with Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.


8/19/2014 | Nats' win streak to eight games with rout of D-backs

The Nationals continue to stay hot as they won their eighth consecutive game and pounded the D-backs, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. A six-run third inning and eight innings out of Stephen Strasburg led the way for Washington.


8/19/2014 | Shoulder injury knocks McLouth out for season

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is out for the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. He will have surgery to repair the labrum on Thursday.


8/19/2014 | Three straight walk-offs a first for Nationals

The Nationals made club history on Tuesday night with their third walk-off win in a row in an 11-inning victory over the D-backs.


8/18/2014 | Frandsen, Hairston high on Schierholtz

Kevin Frandsen and Nate Schierholtz have been best friends for more than a decade. They worked their way up the ranks of the Giants' farm system together in the early 2000s. They were teammates in Class A, Double-A and Triple-A before being reunited as Major Leaguers on the Phillies during the 2012 season. Not to mention, they attended one another's wedding.


8/18/2014 | No timetable for Zimmerman's return to Nats

It's been almost a month since Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain, and the only thing he has done since that time is work out on an underwater treadmill. There is no timetable as to when he will start baseball activities.


8/18/2014 | Seeking eighth straight win, Nats turn to Strasburg

Coming off three straight walk-off wins and with a winning streak of seven games, the Nationals turn to Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday in D.C. Strasburg will be opposed by D-backs righty Chase Anderson.


8/18/2014 | Nats' streak to seven after another walk-off win

The game between the Nationals and D-backs went back and forth Monday night, and Adam LaRoche's solo homer ended it, giving the Nats a 5-4, walk-off win in 11 innings at Nationals Park. The win was the third straight walk-off victory for Washington.


8/18/2014 | Nats add outfielder Schierholtz on Minors deal

The Nationals bolstered their outfield depth on Monday by signing veteran Nate Schierholtz to a Minor League contract and optioning him to Triple-A Syracuse.


8/17/2014 | Nationals don't plan on changing closers

After Rafael Soriano's recent struggles continued with a blown save in the Nationals' 6-5 win over the Pirates on Sunday, manager Matt Williams gave his veteran closer a vote of confidence.


8/17/2014 | Nats notch back-to-back walk-off wins vs. Bucs

The Nationals walked off for the second straight game against the Pirates on Sunday night at Nationals Park, claiming a 6-5 victory behind a game-winning sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Scott Hairston in the bottom of the 11th inning.




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