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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Watch two Marlins slide into third base at the same time

    Watch two Marlins slide into third base at the same time
    Your browser does not support iframes. In a scene that pretty much sums up their entire, miserable season, two Miami Marlins slid into third base at the same time during their 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. With runners at the...
  • Knorr is Nats' in-house candidate to replace departing Johnson

    Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...
  • Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists

    Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists
    In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense. Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
  • 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...
  • Nationals Manager Davey Johnson talks about Ouija board lineup

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Marlins nip Nationals 2-1 in 10 with late heroics

    Marlins nip Nationals 2-1 in 10 with late heroics
    The one thing Giancarlo Stanton knew for sure was Rafael Soriano was not going to throw a strike. Ahead in the count 1-2, Soriano threw a chase pitch. Stanton chased it and crushed it. With the Marlins down a run in the ninth Saturday, Stanton...
  • Andre Ethier, Dodgers start second half with 3-2 win over Nationals

    Andre Ethier, Dodgers start second half with 3-2 win over Nationals
    By his standards, Andre Ethier had a fairly quiet first half. Not horrific, just not up to his standards. He has willingly played every outfield position without complaint, but a .268 batting average, five home runs and 28 runs batted in in the first...
  • Angels rally late in 4-2 win over Nationals

    Angels rally late in 4-2 win over Nationals
    KEY MOMENT: Raul Ibanez's three-run triple in the eighth inning was the decisive blow, but it would not have been possible if not for Erick Aybar's clutch two-out, run-scoring hit to right field that pulled the Angels even, 1-1, and Chris Iannetta's...