| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Let's face it, the last vestige of Miami Marlins playoff hopes left on the ambulance cart with Giancarlo Stanton last week in Milwaukee.
This weekend at Marlins Park, the National League East champion Nationals are playing for home-field advantage....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Washington Nationals have owned the New York Mets this season, except when Gio Gonzalez takes the mound.
New York snapped a 12-game home losing skid to Washington with a 4-3 win on Friday in the second game of a four-game series.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
By Harvey Valentine, The Sports Xchange
WASHINGTON —Adam LaRoche hit a pair of solo home runs and Gio Gonzalez pitched six solid innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Sunday, salvaging the finale of the three-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:46 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Tied 2-2.
Friday: 10:05 a.m., WGN-9.
RH Jason Hammel (7-5, 2.98) vs. RH Tanner Roark (7-5, 2.98).
Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Jeff Samardzija (2-7, 2.83) vs. LH Gio Gonzalez (5-4, 3.93).
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:58 PM
WASHINGTON -- Right-hander Darren O’Day has made 176 appearances in three seasons with the Orioles.
He has never tossed as many pitches as he did Monday night.
O’Day threw 34 pitches (22 strikes) through two innings in the Orioles’...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:24 PM
After their gritty, 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, the Orioles will have to wait until August for the opportunity to claim true "Beltway Series" bragging rights. They took two of three against the Nationals this week, but...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team.
Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business.
The towering right-hander...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Dallas Beeler, who made his major league debut in the first game of Saturday's split doubleheader at Wrigley Field, eventually may represent a significant part of the Cubs' future.
In contrast, Jeff Samardzija, the starter in the second game, may become...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
“Let’s play two” is more than a familiar refrain by Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.
The Cubs and Nationals will play a doubleheader Saturday. It is the first scheduled doubleheader for the Cubs since July 4, 1983, against the...
| Aug 19, 2014
After a fantastic first half of the season, the Washington Nationals' Rafael Soriano hasn't been the same in the second. He has allowed 10 runs over his past 112/3 innings since the All-Star break. He also has blown three saves, including one Sunday. He...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Stephen Strasburg finally found some success on the road as his Washington Nationals continued their dominance of the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Backed by two-run homers from Adam LaRoche and Bryce Harper, Strasburg fired seven sharp innings to lead...