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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trevor Cahill took a four-hit shutout into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-1 Tuesday night to stretch the Nationals' losing streak to five games.
Teenager Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 in his home debut for the Nationals. Harper, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, is 2 for 9 since being recalled from the minors on Saturday.
Cahill (2-2) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out five and walking one. Arizona starters are 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA over the past five games.
After Ian Desmond hit an RBI single, Bryan Shaw got the last two outs in the eighth and David Hernandez worked a perfect ninth.
Justin Upton had two hits and two RBIs, and John McDonald and Miguel Montero each had two hits and an RBI for the Diamondbacks.
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Trevor Cahill knows how to give his outfielders a little time to relax in the field.
Primarily using the sinkerchangeup repertoire that helped him win 18 games for Oakland in 2010, Cahill kept the ball on the ground inning after inning to help the Diamondbacks run their winning streak to three games with a 5-1 victory over Washington in his first career start against the Nationals...
One day before making his much-anticipated home debut, rookie Bryce Harper took his first swings in Washington on the National Mall.
The 19-year-old Harper was sightseeing in the nation's capital during a day off Monday when a few guys playing softball recognized the Washington Nationals rookie and asked him to take a couple of cuts.
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The idea of chemistry between players and managers is practically extinct in the big leagues. Personal relationships? Please. It's all about statistical analysis these days -- it's the only currency that counts.
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The long-anticipated debut of Nationals phenom Bryce Harper took place last night, and it didn’t disappoint one bit. Starting in right field, Harper went 1-for-3 with an RBI, including a line-drive double off the base of the center field wall. The RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, giving the Nationals a one-run lead that was later blown by closer Henry Rodriguez...
Guest blogger Mathew Brown returns to recap Bryce Harper’s arrival.
Bryce Harper made his Major League debut over the weekend. He collected two hits, one RBI, a walk, a sac fly and a K. He also made two memorable defensive plays. He was even better than I could have hoped for. In case you missed the action, here are three strikes for each of the games.
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Nationals third base coach Bo Porter walked off the mound, dripping with sweat, beaming.
He had just thrown batting practice to Bryce Harper.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson stood in foul territory as Porter approached, nodding and smiling. He, too, experiences joy watching Harper take BP.
"The beauty of him is that he hits the ball hard to all fields," Johnson says...
While Joe was up in the press box last night for Bryce Harper’s home debut, I grabbed a couple of buddies and went to the game so I could experience the historic moment among the fans. Here are my overall thoughts from the game:
Crowd: When I heard that Harper would be called up, I immediately jumped on Stub Hub to grab tickets before the price skyrocketed. I had attended Stephen...
At what point does MLB come up with some stupid idea like barbed wire fence around their fields to prevent drunks from going over the 4 1/2 foot walls to run around an outfield. Electric fences? Cattle prod force field that knows fans from players because of a chip implanted in your shoulder before entry to MLB games? Just another weekend in baseball.
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Bryce Harper catches fly balls with his bare hands. Bryce Harper tries to will a home run to become a routine fly ball. Bryce Harper commands that the ball leave the catcher’s mitt when he’s coming home. —– I, for one, welcome our new Bryce Harper overlord
Nats Enquirer and Big League Stew are all over this, as they should be, as it’s Bryce Harper taking a few hacks on a softball diamond in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And the best part is, he actually whiffs before popping up to right field. Meaning, he’d probably bat near the bottom of your beer-league lineup.
Bryce Harper has captured everyone's attention as baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect, displaying immense power and potential to go along with a polarizing personality. Harper got his first taste of big league action for the Nationals on Saturday at just 19 years old. There's been plenty of speculation as to when Harper would finally get a call-up, and the Nats decided...
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Dodger fans don’t take kindly to Bryce, including this moon shot. [Nats Enq.]
Bryce rocks a skullet and a lot of eye black. [Big League Stew, Bog]
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Caps look for more emotion to steal Game 2 win in MSG. [Wash. Times]
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