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  • Freddie Freeman beats out Yasiel Puig for final NL All-Star spot

    Freddie Freeman beats out Yasiel Puig for final NL All-Star spot
    It seems the only thing Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hasn’t been able to do in the last month is earn a spot in the All-Star game. Fans voted Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman into the final National League spot in the Tuesday game...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout are MLB All-Stars

    Dodgers fans can talk about what might be. Angels fans can talk about what might have been. When the rosters for Major League Baseball's All-Star game were announced Saturday afternoon, the National League team included Dodgers left-hander Clayton...
  • Nationals Manager Davey Johnson talks about Ouija board lineup

    Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has gone somewhere that not even the Angels' Mike Scioscia or Dodgers' Don Mattingly have dared to go: the Ouija board. Before the start of an Independance Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Washington,...
  • Injury problem a lingering issue for Nationals

    They had no game Monday, but it was hardly a day off for the Washington Nationals. At Nationals Park, Bryce Harper took his latest step back to the lineup with a workout. Starting pitcher Dan Haren planned to receive an MRI on his stiff right shoulder....
  • Flaherty's confidence at the plate coming back

    Flaherty's confidence at the plate coming back
    Through the first two months of the Orioles' season, second baseman Ryan Flaherty's reputation hinged much more on his glove than his bat. In 30 games, Flaherty was perfect in the field. At the plate, though, he struggled, starting the year 0-for-17...
  • Freddy Garcia wins unlikely pitcher's duel as Orioles take 3 of 4 from Nationals

    Freddy Garcia wins unlikely pitcher's duel as Orioles take 3 of 4 from Nationals
    The clinic that Orioles right-hander Freddy Garcia put on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals wasn't one in power pitching, but it was effective nonetheless. After the Orioles and Nationals combined for 14 homers the previous two nights, the...
  • It's a successful return for Zack Greinke in Dodgers' 3-1 victory

    It's a successful return for Zack Greinke in Dodgers' 3-1 victory
    Zack Greinke did his job, even a tad more. Then the rest of the Dodgers did just enough of theirs to emerge with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 36,721. Greinke, making his first start...
  • I've got some issues with hot topics in baseball

    I've got some issues with hot topics in baseball
    Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a game of strategy. The glory is, that with 162 games, managers and coaches get the chance to tinker with things much more than football, ice hockey and basketball coaches. The downside to that is it means...
  • Nationals clinch first trip to postseason

    Nationals clinch first trip to postseason
    By Bill Ladson / MLB.com | 9/20/2012 10:00 PM ET WASHINGTON -- The Nationals are in the playoffs and they were able advance to the postseason on a great effort from left-hander Ross Detwiler, who pitched six solid innings in a 4-1 victory over the...
  • Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

    Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    1. Nationals (1): Look for the lineup to start clicking soon with Ian Desmond back in the lineup and Bryce Harper heating up. Jayson Werth has been a major contributor since he came off the disabled list. 2. Reds (2): Doubleheader on Saturday caused...
  • Nationals vs. Cardinals: Washington falls flat with chance to clinch NL East

    Nationals vs. Cardinals: Washington falls flat with chance to clinch NL East
    The Washington Post By Adam Kilgore, Published: September 30 ST. LOUIS — The Washington Nationals played 158 games for the opportunity they arrived at Sunday morning. The baseball season is a complex, twisted endeavor, and the Nationals had reduced...