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8/25/2016 | Dominant Scherzer leads Nats' shutout of O's

Right-hander Max Scherzer was dominant at Nationals Park on Thursday night as the Nationals blanked the Orioles, 4-0, to win the finale of the four-game, home-and-home Battle of the Beltways clash. The Nats put the brakes on a four-game skid, while ending the O's three-game winning streak.

8/25/2016 | 'Old school' Dusty thriving in new-look MLB

Nationals manager Dusty Baker has made the adjustment to today's game of analytics and greater front-office involvement, of 13-man pitching staffs and extreme shifts, and of players being told to learn alien positions at the big league level. And right now his team is running away with the National League East.

8/25/2016 | Nats encouraged as Strasburg plays catch

Stephen Strasburg has played catch on back-to-back days, an encouraging sign just days after he was placed on the disabled list with right elbow soreness.

8/25/2016 | Nationals acquire lefty Rzepczynski from A's

In need of another pitcher in the bullpen, the Nationals acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski and cash in a trade with the A's for Minor League infielder Max Schrock on Thursday. Rzepczynski was activated before Thursday's 4-0 win over the Orioles, while the Nationals optioned right-hander Reynaldo Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse.

8/25/2016 | Turner continues rise with Nats-record 8 straight hits

Across two games vs. the O's, Nats rookie Trea Turner matched Andre Dawson (June 4-7, 1983, with the Expos) and Dimitri Young (May 31-June 1, 2007, with the Nationals) as the two players in franchise history with a hit in eight consecutive plate appearances.

8/24/2016 | Machado, Wieters plate 8 as O's deny Nats

Manny Machado lit up the scoreboard all night and Matt Wieters contributed a late three-run homer to help the Orioles slug their way past the Nationals, 10-8, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night. Both Wieters and Machado -- who finished with four hits, including his 29th homer -- drove in four runs in support of left-handed starter Wade Miley, who was acquired by Baltimore last month and earned his first win as an Oriole with five-plus innings of two-run ball.

8/24/2016 | Nationals on solid ground with Rizzo in charge

There's no secret to Mike Rizzo's success, and thus the success of the Nationals, who are running away with the National League East as the baseball season heads toward Labor Day.

8/24/2016 | Harper unveils cap collection for charity

Bryce Harper and New Era unveiled limited-edition Harper's Heroes caps on Wednesday, with all proceeds from the caps going toward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

8/24/2016 | Belisle's extended outing not lost on Baker

After pitching three scoreless innings in an 8-1 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday night, Nationals reliever Matt Belisle was not expected to be available on Wednesday and possibly Thursday against the O's, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday.

8/24/2016 | Power meets power as Scherzer faces O's

Facing Ubaldo Jimenez and the Orioles on Thursday at Nationals Park, Nats ace Max Scherzer won't have an easy task, as Baltimore enters the finale of the Battle of the Beltways with a Major League-leading 196 home runs.

8/24/2016 | O's 3-for-3 on challenges, which hurt Nats' chances

The Orioles took advantage of instant replay in an 8-1 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night at Camden Yards. Baltimore challenged three rulings in the game and won all three challenges, two of which snuffed out Nationals rallies.

8/23/2016 | Davis hits 30th, but small ball big in O's rout of Nats

The Orioles have relied on a simple formula for most of the season, trying to outslug their opponents. But they deviated from the norm Tuesday night, tallying their first seven runs without a homer in combination with six shutout innings from starter Kevin Gausman to beat the Nationals, 8-1.

8/23/2016 | Revere losing playing time, but not complaining

Ben Revere started the 2016 season as the Nationals' starting center fielder. Now, he is a backup and he understands why his playing time has been limited.

8/23/2016 | Ross throws first 'pen session since shutdown

Nationals right-hander Joe Ross threw a bullpen session Tuesday afternoon at Camden Yards, his first time throwing off the mound since he was pulled off a Minor League rehab assignment earlier this month.

8/23/2016 | Cole pitches 'outstanding game' in place of Stras

A.J. Cole was preparing to start in Pawtucket for Triple-A Syracuse when he got word Monday afternoon that he was needed in Baltimore to start in place of Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness. Cole delivered a strong outing for the Nationals even though it resulted in a 4-3 loss to the Orioles.

8/23/2016 | Nats unable to convert on 8th-inning threat

The Nationals had a chance to at least tie the game in the eighth inning in their 4-3 loss to the Orioles on Monday night at Camden Yards, but a baserunning blunder and not delivering with runners in scoring position proved costly.

8/22/2016 | Bundy, homering O's right ship with win over Nats

The Orioles entered the series with the Nationals in the midst of a 1-5 homestand that's seen them fall from first place in the American League East to third. In need of a win to stop the slide, rookie Dylan Bundy and Baltimore's power-hitting lineup delivered in a 4-3 win at Camden Yards on Monday night.

8/22/2016 | Ross could return in a relief role this season

Nationals pitcher Joe Ross, who has been on the disabled list since July 2 with right shoulder inflammation, could pitch out of the bullpen later in the season, manager Dusty Baker said Monday.

8/22/2016 | Nats rookie Lopez ready for new test against O's

Nationals rookie Reynaldo Lopez will have a new challenge when he faces the Orioles at Camden Yards on Tuesday in an MLB Network Showcase and MLB Plus game. The Orioles will counter in the second game of the four-game set with Kevin Gausman.

8/22/2016 | Strasburg lands on DL with elbow soreness

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who was scheduled to start Monday's game against the Orioles, was scratched because of right elbow soreness and placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Nats have recalled right-hander A.J. Cole, who is replacing Strasburg in the rotation.

8/21/2016 | Rocky defensive day catches up to Nats

Entering Sunday's action, the Nationals were the best defensive team in the Major Leagues. That all changed during their 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Braves at Turner Field on Sunday afternoon.

8/21/2016 | Power righties Strasburg, Bundy to open Beltway Series

After the Nationals and Orioles missed the playoffs a season ago, the teams that are separated by fewer than 40 miles are back in the postseason hunt. The National League East-leading Nationals will clash with the Orioles, who own an American League Wild Card spot, for four games this week in the home-and-home Beltway Series.

8/21/2016 | Nats-Braves delayed by rain in 8th inning

A rain delay halted the rally the Braves were mounting during the eighth inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Nationals at Turner Field.

8/21/2016 | Peterson's walk-off HR lifts Braves over Nats

The Braves rallied for a 7-6 win over the Nationals on Jace Peterson's walk-off home run in the 10th inning on Sunday at Turner Field.

8/20/2016 | Nationals set club record in 8-run fourth

Leave it to Nationals manager Dusty Baker to give historical perspective after what he witnessed in the fourth inning of Saturday night's 11-9 victory over the Braves at Turner Field.

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