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8 Biggest Takeaways from Week 25's MLB Pennant-Race Action

There's only a week left in the 2014 Major League Baseball season, and yet there's still so much to be settled. Four playoff participants have been decided—two in each league—with the Los Angeles Angels, Washington Nationals, Baltimore...Show More Summary

LaRoche Hits 2-Run Homer, Nats Beat Marlins 3-2

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.

Nationals' Ian Desmond Becomes 3rd Shortstop with Three Straight 20-20 Seasons

Owning a total of 23 home runs and 22 stolen bases entering Thursday's action, Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals is just the third shortstop in MLB history to have posted three consecutive 20-20 seasons, according to a tweet from...Show More Summary

Braves Beat Nationals 3-1 to Snap 5-Game Skid

2 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.

Bryce Harper Celebrates in Custom Fireman's Hat After Nationals Clinch NL East

Washington Nationals poster boy Bryce Harper may not drink alcohol, but that doesn't mean he's afraid to get doused with beer along with his teammates to celebrate a huge occasion. That occasion, of course, was the Nationals clinching...Show More Summary

Predicting Each 2014 MLB 'Bubble' Team's Record Down the Home Stretch

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals punched their playoff tickets Tuesday night, but there are still a number of races yet to be decided with less than two weeks to go in the 2014 MLB season. Add the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers to the list of teams that look to be a lock to be playing in October. Show More Summary

Nationals Clinch 2014 Playoff Berth: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Nationals are champions of the National League East. Tanner Roark pitched seven innings of shutout ball, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen closed up shop and Ian Desmond sent a home run...Show More Summary

Nats Beat Braves to Clinch Another NL East Title

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

Nationals clinch NL East

Washington is headed to the postseason for the third time in franchise history. The Washington Nationals captured the National League East title with their 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double and Tanner Roark tossed seven scoreless innings in the clincher. Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Injury: Updates on Nationals Star's Status and Return

With the Washington Nationals likely heading to the playoffs, the last thing they want to see is injuries to key players. Unfortunately, Bryce Harper was removed from Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves. The team announced the issue...Show More Summary

Ramos, Zimmermann Lead Nats to 3-0 Win Over Mets

5 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Washington Nationals won with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound for a ninth straight start, getting a two-run homer from Wilson Ramos in the seventh inning of a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

Nationals officially knock Mets out of NL East race

The Washington Nationals have done such a number on the Mets this season, it only seems appropriate that they were in the other dugout at Citi Field Sunday to mathematically eliminate them from contending for the NL East title.

Harper, Nats Rout Mets 10-3 to Close In on NL East

6 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals moved a step closer to their second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.

Bryce Harper Launches 2-Run Homer into Orbit vs. New York Mets

Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper has had a rough season due to injuries, but he's still shown off his power from time to time with home runs like this one. During Saturday night's game against the New York Mets, Harper clobbered this two-run blast to put the Nationals on the board in the second inning. Show More Summary

Here’s an Airline That Shouldn’t Be Reborn

I’m too young to really remember Air Florida, although I know stories of Air Florida. Mostly I remember that Howard Stern went on the radio in DC ostensibly asking them for a one-way ticket from Washington National airport to the 14th...Show More Summary

Drew Storen reinvents, redeems himself in Nationals bullpen

Storen has had his highs and his lows, but he's built himself back into a bullpen force just in time for the Nationals. Before Drew Storen became the late-September bullpen savior for the Washington Nationals in 2014, before a career...Show More Summary

LaRoche, Rendon as Nationals Beat Mets 6-2

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon had two-run homers off Bartolo Colon, who was ejected after hitting the following batter both times, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Thursday night for their 12th straight win at Citi Field.

Ranking Atlanta Braves' Most Ideal 1st-Round Matchups

The Atlanta Braves notched a much-needed victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon to remain in the hunt for a wild-card berth. Amazingly, the Braves sit just 1.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the secondShow More Summary

Ian Desmond Injury: Updates on Washington Nationals SS's Back and Return

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond exited Tuesday night's 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves after the fifth inning with what's currently being described as back tightness. Desmond, 28, told reporters he was dealing with the issue...Show More Summary

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