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7/30/2014 | Call stands as Span safe on close, key play at first

The speed of Denard Span enabled the Nationals to escape a close replay challenge in the decisive eighth inning of their 4-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

7/30/2014 | Nats break through in eighth, reward Roark in Miami

Right-hander Tanner Roark was outstanding on the mound, but it was a three-run eighth inning that lifted the Nationals over the Marlins, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.

7/30/2014 | Werth returns from sprained ankle

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was back in the starting lineup against the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon. It comes two days after he sprained his right ankle trying to stretch a single into a double during a 7-6 loss to Miami.

7/30/2014 | Williams gearing up for Trade Deadline

With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday afternoon, Nationals manager Matt Williams said he talks to general manager Mike Rizzo on a daily basis about moves to help improve the team.

7/30/2014 | Set to face Gio, Phillies' Lee hopes rust is gone

Perhaps the third time will be a charm for Cliff Lee. Philadelphia will send its veteran southpaw to the mound on Thursday to open a four-game series with Washington at Nationals Park, as Lee tries to put his command issues behind him. Lee, who struggled again in his second start back from the disabled list, will face Gio Gonzalez, who has thrived since his return from the DL.

7/30/2014 | Zimmerman has Grade 3 hamstring strain

The Nationals have not announced the seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring injury, only indicating that the third baseman is not doing any activities to strengthen the hamstring. However, according to two baseball sources, Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, which means he could be out awhile.

7/29/2014 | Seeking sweep of Nats, Marlins go with hot Hand

Brad Hand's first two starts of the season came against the Nats five days apart in early April. He struggled in both outings, surrendering a combined eight earned runs over 6 1/3 innings. Hand will face the Nationals again on Wednesday, but this time around, the left-hander will head to the mound on a roll. So is Nats righty Tanner Roark, who gets the call for the series finale.

7/29/2014 | Nats can't back solid Strasburg in Miami

After Monday's tough loss to the Marlins, Nationals manager Matt Williams believed his team would be resilient and ready to play on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was ready, throwing seven solid innings, but the Marlins ended up winning the game, 3-0.

7/29/2014 | Out of lineup, Werth says ankle injury not serious

Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was not in Tuesday night's starting lineup against the Marlins because of a sprained right ankle that he injured the previous night.

7/29/2014 | Detwiler earns bigger role; Blevins a lefty specialist

Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Tuesday that Ross Detwiler will have a bigger role out of the bullpen, while fellow left-hander Jerry Blevins will be more of a specialist.

7/28/2014 | Werth day to day with sprained right ankle

Right fielder Jayson Werth sprained his right ankle in the seventh inning of the Nationals' heartbreaking 7-6 loss to the Marlins on Monday night. He is listed as day to day and hopes to play in Tuesday's game against Miami.

7/28/2014 | Bullpen erupts after Zimmermann's strong start

The Nationals had arguably their worst loss of the season Monday night. A day after saving his 200th game, Rafael Soriano blew his fourth of the season as the Marlins edged the Nationals, 7-6, at Marlins Park.

7/28/2014 | With Rendon at 3B, trio to share time at 2B

Nationals manager Matt Williams has decided that three players -- Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen -- will split time at second base. The job had belonged to Anthony Rendon, but he is now the everyday third baseman.

7/28/2014 | Zimmerman continues to rest ailing hamstring

Nationals manager Matt Williams still doesn't know how long Ryan Zimmerman will be out after injuring his right hamstring last week against the Rockies.

7/27/2014 | Giolito remains atop Nationals' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

7/27/2014 | Nats appear poised to stand pat at Trade Deadline

One has to wonder if the Nationals are going to make a move before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. As recently as Friday, general manager Mike Rizzo sounded like a guy who might not make a major move before the deadline.

7/27/2014 | Batterymates Fister, Lobaton work well in tandem

Nationals right-hander Doug Fister and catcher Jose Lobaton have been a good battery this season. In fact, in eight games this season, Fister has a 1.83 ERA when Lobaton is behind the plate.

7/27/2014 | Rizzo has pride in Thomas upon HOF induction

White Sox great Frank Thomas' career was celebrated when the slugger was inducted into the Baseball of Fame on Sunday afternoon, and Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signed Thomas to his first professional contract.

7/27/2014 | Fister shuts down Reds as Nats take road series

After getting shut out Saturday afternoon, the Nationals turned the tables Sunday. Right-hander Doug Fister was outstanding for seven innings as Washington defeated the Reds, 4-2, at Great American Ball Park.

7/26/2014 | With skid in rearview, Reds aim to trend upward

Bringing their seven-game losing streak to a screeching halt with a 1-0 win, the Reds look to take the rubber game from the first-place Nationals on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati will start Mat Latos, while Washington will counter with Doug Fister.

7/26/2014 | Gio impressive, but missed chances haunt in shutout

The Nationals couldn't do much against right-hander Johnny Cueto, who was overpowering and helped the Reds blank Washington, 1-0, at Great American Ball Park on Saturday afternoon.

7/26/2014 | Espinosa sitting, but hasn't lost faith of Rizzo

Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa didn't start for the second game in a row on Saturday. After starting Zach Walters in Friday's 4-1 win over the Reds, manager Matt Williams decided to give Kevin Frandsen the start at second base. The last time Frandsen started a game was July 10 against the Orioles.

7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and

7/26/2014 | Harper OK after rough landing on diving catch

Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper received a scare in the sixth inning of Friday's 4-1 victory over the Reds.

7/26/2014 | Span records second straight four-hit game

For the second consecutive game Friday night, Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 4-for-5, this time during the Nats' 4-1 win over the Reds, seeing his batting average rise to .289.

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