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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Adam LaRoche homered and drove in three runs, Mark DeRosa added three RBIS, and John Lannan pitched into the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.
LaRoche had a first-inning RBI single, a third-inning home run, and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. He has an 11-game hitting streak and is batting .463 over that stretch.
DeRosa, who missed nearly two months because of an oblique injury, doubled his RBI total for the season with a two-run single in the first-inning single and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth.
The Nationals scored seven runs off Brad Hand (0-1), who had been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start the game. Hand, 1-9 in his career, gave up six hits and six walks in 3 2-3 innings. He was scheduled to return to the minors after the game.
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Since earning his first win over the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann has only added to his string of superb outings.
The right-hander will try to extend his career-best win streak to six Saturday night with another victory over the Marlins.
Zimmermann is doing his best to aid the Nationals' drive to a division title by going 5-0 with a 1.02 ERA...
The Washington Nationals are going to shut down Stephen Strasburg. Once more, with emphasis: the first-place Washington Nationals are going to willingly tell their best pitcher, their ace, to stop taking the mound every five days in the middle of a pennant race. In theory, this makes a little bit of sense. Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010, only pitched 44 innings in...
The Washington Nationals activated Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Werth, sidelined nearly three months by a broken left wrist, called general manager Mike Rizzo on Wednesday night after a rehab assignment at Class-A Potomac to say he was ready to return.
Werth, batting .276 with three home runs and 12 RBIs, is playing center field and batting sixth in Washington...
The Miami Marlins were short-handed Thursday with outfielder Justin Ruggiano dealing with back spasms, outfielder Bryan Petersen unable to start due to a sore right shoulder, and infielder Donnie Murphy sidelined with flu-like symptoms. Ruggiano has missed two consecutive games after feeling his back tighten up following Tuesday's rain delay. "I felt it in the eighth...
Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Adam LaRoche homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Thursday night.
LaRoche had three hits and two RBIs. Jayson Werth also drove in a run for the NL East leaders in his first game back from a broken wrist.
Detwiler (6-4) won for the second time in his last 11 starts. He gave up three singles...
The below video should be a lesson to all home plate umpires who have to stand behind Miami Marlins slugger Carlos Lee.
During Wednesday's Marlins/Braves game, Lee was at the plate when a pitch from Atlanta's Ben Sheets caused Carlos to swing so hard that his back swing hit umpire Joe West in the head.
West was a little bloodied from the moment but stayed on because...
If you missed Miami Marlins second baseman, Emilio Bonifacio, in your lineup last night, that’s because the Marlins placed him on the 15 day disabled list on Saturday.
In an AP report via ESPN, Bonifacio re-injured his left thumb on Friday night in a game against the Washington Nationals. Bonifacio did have surgery on the same thumb back in May.
The injury is not as severe this...
Big eighth! There's Danny Espinosa after his triumphant return to the dugout in the 8th: by our count, two buckets of bubblegum thrown, then a curtain call. Pretty nice little Saturday for Espi. Screencaps via MASN/TV.
Nationals 10, Marlins 7: Sloppy, ugly, messy night turns glorious. Just a big ol' six run eighth, no big deal.
Thank you Mike Dunn -- error...
Catcher Carlos Maldonado has been designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals to create room for the recently acquired Kurt Suzuki reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com.
Maldonado, 33, only played four games for the Nationals this season. He's a career .159/.260/.317 hitter with 3 HR's, 8 RBI's and a 52 OPS+ in 74 plate appearances for the Nationals and Pirates.
Nats get 7 strong IP from Detwiler, solid return from Jayson Werth. [WaPo]
Jayson Werth happy to be back with team, excited for pennant chase. [CSNW]
Nats one of many MLB teams to have website hacked. [Bog, Deadspin]
Davey Johnson joins PTI to announce Nats ‘best team’ in the NL. [NE]
Could this be the year for Perry Riley to break out for the Skins? [HMcF]
The Kentwan Balmer...
The San Francisco Giants reached an agreement Saturday with outfielder-first baseman Xavier Nady on a minor-league contract. Nady, 33, was batting just .157 with three homers and six RBI for the Washington Nationals when he was released in late July. The 11-year major-league veteran took batting practice Saturday with Triple-A Fresno and might be placed on its active roster as...
The Nationals announced they acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Athletics for catcher David Freitas. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said before Friday's game that Suzuki is a No. 1 catcher and welcomed his veteran presence. Suzuki, 28, was batting .218 with the Athletics this season and is owed more than $6 million for 2013. The Nationals have been looking for catching...
The Washington Nationals have acquired veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics for catcher David Freitas the team announced. Before the trade deadline, the Nationals were involved in talks with the Rangers regarding Yorvit Torrealba, but they didn't go nowhere.
Suzuki, 28, hit .218/.250/.286 with 1 HR and a 49 OPS+ in 278 plate appearances for the A's this...
Philadelphia Phillies (47-57) at Washington Nationals (61-42)
Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.31 ERA) vs Ross Detwiler (5-4, 3.24 ERA)
Time: 7:05, Nationals Park
Weather: 87, partly cloudy
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When you’re a team sitting 12 games out of a playoff spot and have officially declared your season over by trading away two main cogs in your lineup, you’re looking...