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  • Scherzer loses perfect game in 9th, throws no-hitter vs Bucs

    Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-...
  • Nationals chase Morton early, sweep Pirates with 9-2 win

    WASHINGTON From no-hitter to no-doubter. Less than 24 hours after Nationals ace Max Scherzer no-hit the Pirates at Nationals Park, right-hander Charlie Morton stood on the same mound and had the worst outing of his career. Bryce Harper's two-run, second-...
  • Nats' Max Scherzer nearly perfect, still gets no-hitter

    Nats' Max Scherzer nearly perfect, still gets no-hitter
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and came agonizingly close to a perfect game, hitting a batter with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scherzer was masterful...
  • Marlins' Justin Nicolino dazzles in debut win over Reds

    CINCINNATI Josh Beckett's was a dandy. So was Brad Penny's. When it comes to the most dazzling major-league debuts by a Marlins starting pitcher, few stack up to the one delivered Saturday by 23-year-old Justin Nicolino, who produced a gem at Great...
  • Nationals end Pirates' 8-game streak

    Nationals end Pirates' 8-game streak
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Ross struck out 11 in his third major league start, and the Washington Nationals beat A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Friday night to end their eight-game winning streak. The 22-year-old Ross (2-1) allowed...
  • Rookie right-hander Ross helps Nationals halt Pirates' winning streak at 8

    WASHINGTON The Pirates avoided one 22-year-old Washington Nationals phenom Friday night and ran smack into another. Bryce Harper sat with an injured hamstring, but rookie right-hander Joe Ross, making his third big-league start, spun a gem in a 4-1 win at...
  • Nationals OF Harper strains hamstring, exits in loss to Rays

    As Nationals star Bryce Harper took an awkward tumble in the wet outfield Thursday night, he felt something few associate with the brawny slugger: Fear. Harper might have escaped a serious injury, straining his left hamstring while making a throw in...
  • Span Infield Hit In 11th Lifts Nationals Over Yankees 5-4

    Span Infield Hit In 11th Lifts Nationals Over Yankees 5-4
    NEW YORK (AP) — Denard Span had a run-scoring infield hit with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals snapped the New York Yankees' seven-game winning streak with a 5-4 victory Wednesday. After the game, Yankees manager Joe...
  • Nats' Span comes through in tight spot

    Nats' Span comes through in tight spot
    NEW YORK (AP) — Denard Span decided during warmpus that the tightness in his back was tolerable and he would give playing a shot. He felt a whole lot better when he was running out the go-ahead, infield single in the 11th inning. Scratched...
  • Russell double gives Cubs 3-2 win over Nationals

    Russell double gives Cubs 3-2 win over Nationals
    CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-...
  • Monday's recap: Nationals 2, Cubs 1

    Monday's recap: Nationals 2, Cubs 1
    The summary Wilson Ramos hit an opposite-field home run to right-center off Justin Grimm with two out in the sixth to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory Monday over the Cubs at warm and windy Wrigley Field. The Cubs had only four hits in five innings...