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5/24/2015 | Rendon to play in simulated game Monday

Anthony Rendon had a Sunday morning workout at Nationals Park and didn't have any problems. He took grounders at second base for the third consecutive day and took batting practice in the cage.

5/24/2015 | Fister hopes to start throwing soon

Doug Fister, who is on the disabled list with right forearm tightness, said he is feeling better and hopes to start throwing soon.

5/24/2015 | Harper comes through in clutch to down Phils

Bryce Harper showed Sunday afternoon that he doesn't have to hit the long ball to look like "The Natural." Harper drove in two runs and made a great defensive play in right field in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

5/24/2015 | Gio cruises after wiggling out of tough spot

For a brief moment in the fourth inning, it appeared as if Gio Gonzalez might flash back to his poor outing from a week ago. But unlike then -- when the former 21-game-winner cruised through three innings before hitting a roadblock -- Gonzalez powered through the hiccup and pitched into the seventh inning of Washington's 4-1 series-clinching win versus Philadelphia.

5/24/2015 | Nationals recall Jordan, send down Cole

Right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, the Nationals announced Sunday. Righty Taylor Jordan has been recalled in the corresponding move.

5/24/2015 | Roark set for spot start against Wada, Cubs

On Monday, Tanner Roark will fill in for injured starter Doug Fister and make his first start since last September against Tsuyoshi Wada and the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

5/24/2015 | Timely hits, strong Gio lift Nats over Phillies

Bryce Harper continues to be a game-changer for the Nationals as he drove in two runs in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nationals improved their record to 26-18.

5/23/2015 | Janssen throws perfect frame in Nats debut

After spending almost two months on the disabled list because of rotator cuff tendinitis, right-hander Casey Janssen made his Nationals debut Saturday and pitched one perfect inning in an 8-1 loss to the Phillies at Nationals Park.

5/23/2015 | Strasburg roughed up again by Phillies

Saturday's start against Philadelphia was the latest chapter in Stephen Strasburg's disappointing 2015 campaign. The former first overall pick lasted 3 2/3 innings and was roughed up for six runs, five earned.

5/23/2015 | Rendon to travel to Florida for sim games

When the Nationals travel to Chicago on Sunday night, third baseman Anthony Rendon will head to Viera, Fla., for a few days and participate in simulated games, according to manager Matt Williams.

5/23/2015 | Nationals visit Little Leagues in Washington

Gio Gonzalez and Clint Robinson spent one hour Saturday morning talking to members of Washington's Northwest Little League and facing all the hard-hitting questions.

5/23/2015 | Roark to make first start on Monday vs. Cubs

Tanner Roark's first start of 2015 will be Monday against the Cubs, Nationals manager Matt Williams announced on Saturday.

5/23/2015 | Gio, Harang set to square off in rubber match

Aaron Harang will make his 10th start of the season on Sunday afternoon for the Phillies. Harang, whose ERA (1.82) and WHIP (0.98) are significantly lower than his career best for a full season, will face Gio Gonzalez.

5/23/2015 | Phillies' bats, Hamels end Nationals' streak

Left-hander Cole Hamels proved to be too much for the Nationals, who lost to the Phillies, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon.

5/23/2015 | Marquee bills pitching as Hamels, Strasburg duel

A pair of All-Stars will face off in the second of a three-game series between two of the National League's hottest teams. Cole Hamels, who has been one of baseball's best pitchers over the past three weeks, is tasked with cooling off the Nats, who have won six straight games and 18 of their last 22.

5/23/2015 | Scherzer shows desire to be complete player

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond recently figured out what makes teammate Max Scherzer the competitor that he is.

5/22/2015 | Werth: Nats benefiting from relaxed Harper

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has been carrying the Nationals for more than a month with his big bat, and teammate Jayson Werth called Harper's fast start "awesome."

5/22/2015 | Max takes over after Bryce's HR as Nats edge Phils

Nationals starter Max Scherzer was brilliant on the mound yet again, and it was his leadoff single in the sixth and run scored from first base on Ian Desmond's double that decided Washington's 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Friday night at Nationals Park.

5/22/2015 | Yunel appreciated as Rendon progresses

Anthony Rendon's rehabilitation from a strained left oblique progressed Friday, when he increased his defensive pregame work and hit live pitching for the first time.

5/22/2015 | Roark to make spot start in series at Wrigley

With Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list, Nationals manager Matt Williams has decided to put right-hander Tanner Roark in Fister's spot in the rotation either Monday or Tuesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

5/22/2015 | Janssen activated as Nats place Solis on DL

The Nationals activated right-hander Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list and placed left-hander Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation on Friday.

5/22/2015 | After slow start, Nats should own division

Order has been restored in the National League East. The Washington Nationals are back in gear and back in first place.

5/20/2015 | Not thrown by early blip, Zimmermann cruises

Jordan Zimmermann's Wednesday night outing against the Yankees did not start as he hoped it would. Brett Gardner and Carlos Beltran, the first two batters he faced, both hit safely and scored. After that, however, Zimmermann was brilliant.

5/20/2015 | Harper too good, valuable to feud with umps

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper must stay on the field. It's that simple. He let an umpire get under his skin for the second time in eight days on Wednesday night and got himself ejected. This can't happen.

5/20/2015 | Nationals rolling into 3rd meeting vs. rival Phillies

The National League East foes will meet for the third time this season and the second time in the nation's capital. The Phillies took two of three in both teams' second series of the season, but the Nationals responded by taking three of four in mid-April.

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