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7/26/2015 | Stras to start rehab assignment Wednesday

Stephen Strasburg will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Wednesday as he tries to make his way back from the disabled list for the second time this season. The affiliate for which he will pitch has not been announced.


7/26/2015 | Ross continues to show he belongs on big league stage

Rookie Joe Ross' composure was showcased yet again in a 3-1 series-finale loss to the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.


7/26/2015 | Harper, Fernandez set to match wits in opener

Bryce Harper owns a .313 batting average, a .379 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage in his career against Miami. But Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will look to continue his personal hold on the Nationals' star.


7/26/2015 | Cole outduels Ross to pick up MLB-best 14th win

All-Star right-hander Gerrit Cole picked up his Major League-leading 14th win of the season, as the Pirates beat the Nationals, 3-1, at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.


7/26/2015 | Once again, Gio delivers against Bucs

Entering Saturday night, the Nationals were 5-0 since 2012 in the five games Gio Gonzalez started against the Pirates. Complemented by run support and an understanding with catcher Jose Lobaton, Gonzalez delivered yet again in a 9-3 win over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, moving that record to 6-0.


7/25/2015 | Taylor busts out with first 4-hit game

It was only a matter of time until everything came together for Michael Taylor. That time was Saturday night. Enduring a rough July at the plate, Taylor bounced back in a game-changing way, flashing the leather at the warning track and tallying four hits, including a home run, in the Nationals' 9-3 win against the Pirates at PNC Park.


7/25/2015 | Cole faces Nats, out to extend MLB-best win total to 14

Fellow first-round selections in the 2011 Draft, Pirates ace Gerrit Cole and Nationals right-hander Joe Ross, will show why they were drafted so high when their teams square off Sunday afternoon in the series finale at PNC Park.


7/25/2015 | Nationals get key piece back in Rendon

The Nationals' lineup is slowly starting to take its intended shape as infielder Anthony Rendon was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Rendon, who was placed on the DL with a left quad strain retroactive to June 25, was in the starting lineup Saturday night at second base, contributing a sacrifice fly in a 9-3 win over the Pirates.


7/25/2015 | On hot streak, Desmond leaving slump behind

Ian Desmond did his best to switch momentum to the Nationals' side, and for a half-inning, he did. It didn't last, however, as the Pirates came back to deal the Nats a 7-5 loss Friday night. But at the very least, Desmond's sixth-inning solo home run added more juice to the personal run he's been on.


7/24/2015 | Scherzer can't fend off power-packed Pirates

After seeing Max Scherzer carve Pittsburgh's lineup to shreds for a no-hitter just over a month ago, Nationals manager Matt Williams had a feeling how his ace's Friday night outing would go.


7/24/2015 | Aramis ready to help Bucs win series vs. Nats

After being traded on Thursday, former Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to make his 2015 Pirates debut against the Nationals on Saturday at PNC Park, with Pittsburgh looking to take three straight in the four-game series.


7/24/2015 | Pirates muscle past Nationals in slugfest

The Pirates clubbed three home runs off Max Scherzer and rallied for two more runs in the sixth inning as they beat the Nationals, 7-5, on Friday night at PNC Park.


7/24/2015 | Strasburg throws 'positive' bullpen session

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg (left oblique strain) threw a three-inning simulated game on Friday at PNC Park and looked good, according to manager Matt Williams.


7/24/2015 | Werth, Rendon on verge of return to Nats

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth and infielder Anthony Rendon could be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the team for Washington's Tuesday-Thursday series against the Marlins, manager Matt Williams said Friday.


7/23/2015 | Fister searching for consistency with sinker

Nationals starter Doug Fister doesn't feel as inconsistent as he's been, but after yet another bruising outing, the 31-year-old knows something isn't right. Fister, who was tagged for four runs in five innings in a 7-3 loss to the Pirates on Thursday night at PNC Park,


7/23/2015 | Scherzer gets another crack at history vs. Pirates

More than a month removed from completing a no-hitter while narrowly missing a perfect game against them, Nationals ace Max Scherzer will return to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday at PNC Park.


7/23/2015 | Bucs down Nats behind Liriano, three homers

After a disappointing trip through Milwaukee and Kansas City to open the second half, the Pirates got back on track as they returned home with a 7-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday night at PNC Park.


7/23/2015 | Williams: Escobar's wrist 'should be fine'

A day after Yunel Escobar flung his bat and fell to the dirt in pain after checking his swing, Nationals manager Matt Williams said the third baseman "should be fine" despite not being in Thursday's lineup.


7/23/2015 | Top 20 jerseys revealed, dominated by youth

The Most Popular Jerseys rankings, traditionally dominated by Derek Jeter before No. 2's exit last year, have a new and younger look with Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant making their debuts on the list at Nos. 1-2, respectively.


7/22/2015 | Resilience is key for never-say-die Nats

Matt Williams described the Nationals as a team that never gives up, and they proved it in defeating the Mets, 4-3, on Wednesday and widening their lead in the National League East to three games.


7/22/2015 | Nationals, Pirates kick off series at PNC Park

Francisco Liriano will make his first start since the All-Star break on Thursday, when the Pirates and Nationals open a four-game set in Pittsburgh. Doug Fister will start for Washington.


7/22/2015 | Nats widen East lead with late rally vs. Mets

The Nationals, looking for some breathing room in the National League East race on Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park, were able widen their lead to three games by edging the Mets, 4-3, thanks to Michael Taylor, who drove in two key runs in the eighth inning.


7/22/2015 | Escobar exits with apparent wrist injury

Yunel Escobar appeared to injure his left wrist in the second inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Mets and left the game, adding to the already long list of health issues for the Nationals.


7/22/2015 | Stras set to throw sim game in Pittsburgh

Stephen Strasburg will travel to Pittsburgh with the Nationals on Thursday and throw a simulated game at PNC Park on Friday. He could go on a rehab assignment soon after that.


7/22/2015 | Nats fending off Mets as series comes to close

Noah Syndergaard will take the ball for the Mets in the final game of the series against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals. New York trails Washington in the National League East by two games and will attempt to leave D.C. with a series victory.




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