Washington Nationals

Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers grounds crew cover the field with tarp during a rain delay in the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nats-Padres, Rockies-Dodgers have rare SoCal rain delays

Southern California teams don’t often have problems with rain delays. But on Thursday night, games between the Washington Nationals at San Diego and the Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles were both held up by downpours. […]

05/15/2015

FILE - In this July 4, 2014, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park in Washington. A foul-mouthed fan was ejected for heckling Harper in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field […]

09/17/2014

Washington Nationals' Asdrubal Cabrera (3) hits a two-run home run during the 14th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LaRoche delivers late, Nats top Dodgers 8-5 in 14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead grounder in the 14th that sent the Washington Nationals […]

09/03/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals 4-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even the red-hot Washington Nationals offense proved no match for Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the […]

09/03/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Colorado Rockies during first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Top hurlers take mound as Dodgers host Nats

(AP) — There’s a top-notch pitching match-up on tap in Los Angeles tonight where the Dodgers entertain Washington in a meeting of National League division leaders. Clayton Kershaw takes a 16-3 mark and 1.73 ERA […]

09/02/2014

Washington Nationals Asdrubal Cabrera, left, celebrates teammate Denard Span's (2) two run home run allowing them both to score in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason. Backed […]

09/01/2014

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, center, is congratulated by teammates Pablo Sandoval, left, and Michael Morse after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Nationals’ 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals — who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak — had to […]

08/22/2014