1. Nats Look to Build on Momentum Coming Out of Break

    WASHINGTON -- Before the 2014 season started, the Nationals were heavily favored to win the National League East. But the first half wasn't that easy. On May 24, the Nationals were 24-25 and sputtering...

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  2. Nationals' Jayson Werth Heating Up at a Familiar Time

    Jayson Werth capped off his 2014 first half with another solid game on Sunday, a four-RBI performance in the Nationals ' 10-3 win over the Phillies . Werth notched two hits and a walk, and blasted his 12th home run of the season...

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  3. Two Former Nats Catchers Blossom into All-Stars

    MINNEAPOLIS — The Nationals always liked Kurt Suzuki and Derek Norris. They just liked Wilson Ramos better, which is why they were willing to trade away both catchers to the Athletics ...

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  4. for Nationals Reliever Tyler Clippard, a Perfect Setup

    MINNEAPOLIS — In the summer of 2011, Tyler Clippard gazed around the National League 's all-star clubhouse, and the moment staggered him. Eating lunch with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, Clippard felt more like a fan than a peer...

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  5. State of the Nats: All-Starbreak

    This week is the 2014 All-Star break, giving the Nationals four days off before they begin the final 2 1/2 months of the season.....

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  6. Nats Prospects Test Mettle in Futures Game

    Lucas Giolito was one of those special prospects it seemed most every scout and coach wanted to see during Sunday afternoon's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...

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  7. Nationals Close out First Half with Rout of Phils

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Nationals ended the first half of the season on a positive note as they pounded the Phillies , 10-3, at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon...

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  8. Williams Sets Post-All-Star Break Rotation

    PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Matt Williams has set up his rotation for the Nationals ' first three games back after the All-Star break, a series against the Brewers that begins Friday night at Nationals Park...

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  9. Nationals 10-3 over Phillies: Nats Finish First Half of 2014 at 51-42

    The Washington Nationals jumped out to a 3-0 lead before an out was recorded when Jayson Werth took Philadelphia Phillies ' starter Kyle Kendrick deep in the first and the Nats cruised ...

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  10. Werth Homers, Knocks in 4 in Nats' Win over Phils

    Jayson Werth homered and drove in four runs, and Tanner Roark pitched seven strong innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday...

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  11. Zimmermann Expected to Avoid DL After MRI Shows Biceps Strain

    An MRI exam on Jordan Zimmermann's right arm revealed a biceps strain and no structural damage to his shoulder or elbow, Manager Matt Williams said, and the Nationals are confident Zimmermann will not even require a stint on the disabled list...

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  12. Zimmerman's 10th-Inning Hit Lifts Nats over Phils

    PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Zimmerman singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning, and Jayson Werth homered and had three RBIs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night...

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  13. Zimmermann Has Bicep Strain, No Plans for DL

    MRI results on Jordan Zimmermann were good, per #Nats Manager Matt Williams. Revealed a slight bicep strain. As of now no plans to DL...

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  14. Ian Desmond Returns vs. Phillies

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  15. Marlins' Henderson Alvarez Replaces Zimmermann on NL Roster

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  16. Jordan Zimmermann Leaves with Biceps Cramp

    All-star right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, the starting pitcher the Nationals view as their ace, exited in the fourth inning of his start Friday night with a cramp in his right biceps...

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  17. Nats Lose Zimmermann, Fall to Phillies 6-2

    This game already wasn't going particularly well for the Nationals when things really turned sour in the bottom of the fourth, for reasons having nothing to do with the scoreboard...

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  18. Zimmermann Leaves Game with Right Bicep Cramp

    Jordan Zimmermann left tonight's game with a right bicep cramp, per #Nats Manager Matt Williams. Expected to get a precautionary MRI tmrw...

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  19. Harper's Solo Shot

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  20. Matt Williams: 'No Issue' with Buck Showalter Yelling at Jayson Werth

    Jayson Werth said he still felt “pretty sore” Friday afternoon from the foul ball he took off his left foot in the final at-bat of Thursday night's loss...

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  21. Zimmermann Exits Start in Fourth with Injury

    Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann left Friday night's game against the Phillies in the bottom of the fourth inning with an undisclosed injury...

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  22. Jordan Zimmermann Leaves Early vs. Phillies

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  23. Ian Desmond Expected to Return Saturday

    The Nationals expect shortstop Ian Desmond to return to their lineup Saturday night and miss only one game with a swollen right hand, Manager Matt Williams said...

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  24. Nats Lineup: Desmond (Hand) Sits vs. PHI

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  25. Nats 2014 Midseason Report Card

    Three games remain before the Nationals hit the All-Star break. As the first half of the season winds down, Washington is in a prime position to make a run at its second NL East title in three years...

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