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August 16, 2011
Chien-Ming Wang won back-to-back starts for the first time in three years and Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman homered to lift the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Wang (2-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings, his longest outing since a stint of 7 1-3 innings on June 10, 2008, that began his previous consecutive wins run. Morse homered into the right-field seats in the third inning for his 21st shot this season. He also hit a run-scoring double in the first.
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August 20, 2011
Roy Oswalt pitched eight-hit ball for eight innings, Wilson Valdez and Jimmy Rollins each drove in two runs and Hunter Pence homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. The Phillies, winners for the 81st time this year, scored twice in the fourth and three times in the sixth as Oswalt (6-7) struck out nine - the most since joining Philadelphia last July. He walked one and had runners on in every inning but the second and third.
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August 22, 2011
Nearly five months into his first season with the Washington Nationals, Jayson Werth believes he's finally getting into a groove at the plate. Given the lofty expectations that came with his $126 million contract, the upswing is quite overdue. Werth hit a three-run homer, Ross Detwiler took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Nationals beat Arizona 4-1 Monday night to extend the Diamondbacks' losing streak to a season-high six games. Henry Blanco homered for the Diamondbacks, who have scored only seven runs in their last six games.
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April 15, 2011
Adam LaRoche’s 10th inning fielder’s choice scored Jayson Werth with the winning run, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night. With one out, Werth grounded to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, who threw wildly to first. Werth took second on the error. Werth stole third without a throw. After the stolen base, the Brewers played a five-man infielder with center fielder Carlos Gomez playing between first and second. LaRoche bounced to first against Zach Braddock (0-1)
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July 8, 2011
Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning for his second win in 13 starts and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night to end a five-game losing streak. Hammel (5-8) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings as Colorado won for the first time in eight road games. The right-hander was coming off his shortest outing of the season, when he gave up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings in a loss to Kansas City. All three Rockies runs came in the fourth.
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August 12, 2011
Livan Hernandez pitched 6 2/3 strong innings and drove in two runs with a pair of singles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night. Hernandez (7-11) outpitched All-Star Cole Hamels (13-7) to rebound from a rough outing at Colorado last Saturday. He gave up one unearned run and four hits. The streaking Phillies were coming off a franchise-best 9-1 road trip. The four-time NL East champions have a healthy lead in the division and lead the majors with a 77-41 record.
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August 15, 2012
Stephen Strasburg might be pushing closer to that management-imposed innings limit - whatever the number might be in the mind of the brass. Washington's ace brushed off questions on the topic, and so did manager Davey Johnson. There are more important matters at hand with the NL East-leading Nationals rolling as they head into a key stretch against the division at home. Strasburg capped Washington's longest road trip of the season by winning his third straight start in a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
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June 23, 2013
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss called Michael Cuddyer "one of the better kept secrets in the game. " That perception might change soon. Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league's longest hitting streak this season to 21 games - and the Rockies hung on to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 Sunday. Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to break a tie with St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese for the year's top streak, and the Rockies right fielder is now just two games shy of matching the franchise's best run. Dante Bichette, now the team's hitting coach, had hits in 23 consecutive games in 1995.
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May 31, 2011
 Danny Espinosa hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 10-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Espinosa hit a three-run shot to cap the Nationals’ five-run third inning, and added another solo blast in the sixth, his 10th of the season. It was the second multihomer game of his career. He also hit two against the New York Mets on Sept. 6, 2010. Michael Morse added two RBI on three hits for Washington, which snapped a six-game losing streak against the Phillies and won for just the second time in the past 10 games.
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May 3, 2012
Bryce Harper showed why his manager put him in the No. 3 spot for his fifth career game. The 19-year-old phenom hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth inning, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. Ross Detwiler (3-1) did his part as well. The left-hander allowed one run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings in his longest outing this season. He retired the first eight batters he faced and didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning.
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August 3, 2013
Adam LaRoche was struggling so much at the plate, he decided to try something different. So he grabbed teammate Jayson Werth's bat. The move paid off as LaRoche hit his 15th home run of the season in the sixth inning to help lead the Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Prior to the home run, Washington's first baseman had just one hit in his previous 28 at bats. LaRoche said Ian Desmond suggested he try Werth's bat as Werth was hitting .337 in his last 51 games. "My bat has not been feeling very good lately so why not give someone else's a try," LaRoche said.
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July 22, 2013
The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't in the mood to celebrate after Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs in a 6-5 win over Washington. The victory, accomplished Monday night against the skidding Nationals, was meaningless in comparison to the ramifications that could come from a ninth-inning pitch thrown by All-Star closer Jason Grilli. After the pitch, the right-hander left with forearm tightness - leaving his manager and teammates somberly hoping for the best. “It's never good to see somebody in pain, let alone your All-Star closer,” starting pitcher Charlie Morton said.
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June 23, 2013
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss called Michael Cuddyer "one of the better kept secrets in the game. " That perception might change soon. Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league's longest hitting streak this season to 21 games - and the Rockies hung on to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 Sunday. Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to break a tie with St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese for the year's top streak, and the Rockies right fielder is now just two games shy of matching the franchise's best run. Dante Bichette, now the team's hitting coach, had hits in 23 consecutive games in 1995.
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June 19, 2013
Ian Desmond was one close call away from his fourth strikeout of the night before he got another chance. He didn't miss it. Desmond hit a grand slam in the 11th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Wednesday night, avoiding a three-game sweep. Jayson Werth's RBI single with two outs in the ninth tied it off Jonathan Papelbon, who blew a save for the second time in three nights after starting the season 13 for 13. Starters Kyle Kendrick and Gio Gonzalez both were outstanding, but wound up with no-decisions.
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May 10, 2013
Ian Desmond's three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their season-high fifth consecutive victory. Despite playing without Bryce Harper (ingrown toenail) or Jayson Werth (injured right hamstring), the Nationals won for the seventh time in eight games. Ross Detwiler (2-3) gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings, and Craig Stammen got the last seven outs.
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May 10, 2013
Ian Desmond's three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their season-high fifth consecutive victory. Despite playing without Bryce Harper (ingrown toenail) or Jayson Werth (injured right hamstring), the Nationals won for the seventh time in eight games. Ross Detwiler (2-3) gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings, and Craig Stammen got the last seven outs.
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April 4, 2013
A familiar cast of characters helped the Washington Nationals complete a lopsided, season-opening three-game sweep of the payroll-slashing, talent-trading Miami Marlins. Now should come more of a test: A visit to the reigning NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds starting Friday. In Washington's 6-1 victory over Miami in the finale Thursday - the combined series score was 11-1 - Jayson Werth tacked on a three-run homer, Ryan Zimmerman's three hits included a two-run double, Bryce Harper had two more hits, and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann went six innings.
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August 15, 2012
Stephen Strasburg might be pushing closer to that management-imposed innings limit - whatever the number might be in the mind of the brass. Washington's ace brushed off questions on the topic, and so did manager Davey Johnson. There are more important matters at hand with the NL East-leading Nationals rolling as they head into a key stretch against the division at home. Strasburg capped Washington's longest road trip of the season by winning his third straight start in a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
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August 3, 2012
Nearly three months ago, Jayson Werth broke his left wrist trying to make a catch in a game the Washington Nationals lost. It was a memorable game. Cole Hamels hit rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch and Harper stole home. At the time, the Nationals were 18-10 and led the NL East by a half-game. Without Werth, Washington went 43-32 and increased its lead by two games. Werth returned to the lineup Thursday night and joined in the fun. He had a single and an RBI groundout in the Nationals' 3-0 win over Hamels and the Phillies.
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May 6, 2012
Cole Hamels gave up five hits over eight innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-3 win against the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. Hamels was in line for his 11th career complete game as he batted to lead off the ninth. The Phillies' offense then batted around, scoring six runs, and Hamels was lifted for pinch-hitter John Mayberry when his spot came up the second time in the inning. The Phillies snapped a seven-game losing streak against Washington dating back to last year and avoided the sweep in the three-game series.
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