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2017 Schedule
92-59, 1st in NL East
21h

Nationals rally for 6 runs in 8th to beat Braves

Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino issued three bases-loaded walks in a six-run eighth, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 7-3 on Wednesday night.

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Lind extends Nats' lead in the 8th (0:29)
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Turner squashes a solo homer (0:24)

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

PGA Tour pros Russell Henley and Jhonattan "Johnny" Vegas get the crowd at Sun Trust Stadium jacked up doing "The Chop" for the Atlanta Braves in there game vs. the Washington Nationals. Both players are in Atlanta for the PGA Tour's Tour Championship being played at East Lake Golf Club.

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Nationals' playoff lineup questions lie in outfield

Michael Taylor is entrenched as the center fielder, but that's where the questions come in, especially with Jayson Werth struggling and Bryce Harper a question mark due to injury.

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Scherzer joins exclusive K-ompany

Max Scherzer went over the 250-strikeout mark for the fourth consecutive season on Tuesday, matching Pedro Martinez and Fergie Jenkins for the second-longest streak ever. Scherzer must keep it up through 2019 to tie The Big Unit for the record.

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BBTN: HR Records Fall, Giants' Rebuild, Thames, Chapman

In addition to catching up with Brewers slugger Eric Thames and A's 3B Matt Chapman, Buster Olney talks to Tim Kurkjian and Paul Hembekides about the MLB home run record, the launch angle "fad," the Giants' rebuild and whether the Nationals are the NL's team to beat.

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Turner puts the Nats on board (0:17)
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Zimmerman records 100th RBI of season (0:17)
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Nationals scratch Daniel Murphy from lineup

The Nats have scratched 2B Daniel Murphy from Tuesday's game vs. the Braves due to hamstring tightness.

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Vegas likes Tribe in October

The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds give the Indians, fresh off their historic 22-game win streak, the best chance to win the World Series. The Dodgers, Astros and Nationals have the next best odds, respectively.

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BBTN: Nats-Dodgers Anticipation, Wieters, Sox Punishment

Before catching up with Nationals C Matt Wieters, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss the excitement surrounding the Nationals and Dodgers, the Astros' quiet confidence, punishment handed down against the Red Sox and more. Plus, Todd Radom unveils the 2nd best logo in baseball history.

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Nationals a front-runner for World Series (1:04)
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BBTN: Wieters On Move To DC, Teammates, Stretch Run

Nationals C Matt Wieters talks to Buster Olney about coming to Washington from Baltimore, what he appreciates most about his teammates, the stretch run of the season and more.

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Power Rankings: Nationals slip a spot

With the Dodgers righting the ship, the Nats take a step back in this week's rankings. The NL East is already clinched, so the focus for Washington moving forward is getting Max Scherzer right for the postseason.

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Strasburg ends scoreless streak, but Nats beat Dodgers 7-1

Stephen Strasburg ended his club-record scoreless streak at 35 innings, but two home runs from Ryan Zimmerman helped the All-Star win his fourth consecutive start as the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 on Sunday night.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nats bats awoke from their deep lumber slumber with seven runs and three jacks (two by Ryan Zimmerman) in the last three innings to beat the Dodgers 7-1 and avoid being swept at home. With the victory, Dusty Baker reaches 90 wins for the 10th time in his career, becoming the 12th skipper in MLB history to do so. The other 11 are all in the Hall of Fame.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Monster opposite-field shot from Ryan Zimmerman in the bottom of the eighth. His second jack of the game, it gives him 33 on the year, tying the career-high he set back in 2009.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

If it weren't for the RBI double that bounced off Michael Taylor's glove in the second - a ball the Nats CF usually gets - Stephen Strasburg's scoreless streak would be alive and well at 40 innings. Still, Strasburg was stingy once again, even if he didn't seem to have his best stuff: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

For the first time all weekend, the Nationals have a lead over the Dodgers. thanks to Ryan Zimmerman's three-run bomb. Zimmerman now has 98 RBI on the season, his highest total since 2009.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals offense is in a serious funk. Despite knocking starter Hyun-Jin Ryu out of the game in the fifth with consecutive two-out walks, they failed to put one across and have scored just two runs in 23 innings against the Dodgers. Since Bryce Harper went down on August 12th, Washington is scoring just 3.9 runs per game (25th in MLB), down from 5.4 before the injury.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7753rd
Batting Average.2683rd
On Base Percentage.3339th
Slugging Percentage.4512nd
Earned Run Average3.856th
Quality Starts951st
WHIP1.245th
BAA.2396th

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