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7/22/2016 | Ross, Solis set for rehab outings

Nationals pitchers Sammy Solis and Joe Ross are expected to go on rehab assignments this weekend.

7/22/2016 | Chapman Nats' top target before Trade Deadline

The Nationals continue to have Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman as their top target before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

7/22/2016 | Kemp homers twice in Padres' win over Nats

During the past week, Matt Kemp has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. He launched a pair of homers and drove in four runs Friday night at Nationals Park to help lead the Padres to a 5-3 victory over the Nationals, who have lost four of their last five.

7/22/2016 | Scherzer aims for 11th win as Nats face Padres

When Max Scherzer faces the Padres at Nationals Park on Saturday, he'll look to continue one of the most impressive streaks of his career.

7/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Dahl ready for more Triple-A exposure

Rockies No. 2 prospect David Dahl could continue to rake for Triple-A Albuquerque when he takes on Fresno at 10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

7/21/2016 | End of streak just a blip on Stras' masterful run

Even though Stephen Strasburg had built an unbeaten record through his first 17 starts this season and had not suffered a loss since last September, outings like the one Thursday afternoon that have left the Nationals so encouraged by what the pitcher he has become.

7/21/2016 | Turner, Dodgers hand Strasburg 1st loss of '16

The Dodgers showed on Thursday afternoon that right-hander Stephen Strasburg is not invincible, as Justin Turner took the Nats righty deep twice to lead Los Angeles to a 6-3 win at Nationals Park. The Dodgers won two out of three games in the series.

7/21/2016 | Padres the next test for dominant Roark

Tanner Roark has flown under the radar as one of the best and most consistent pitchers in baseball this season. He has lasted at least seven innings in five consecutive starts -- all quality -- and is coming off his best outing of the season when he threw eight scoreless innings against the Pirates. Roark will have an opportunity to continue his stellar season on Friday night when the Nationals begin a three-game series against the Padres.

7/21/2016 | Zimmerman beginning rehab assignment

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac on Thursday night. Manager Dusty Baker would like to see Zimmerman play three games and then rejoin the Major League team in time to play the Indians starting Tuesday.

7/19/2016 | Bullpen, OF help priority for Nats at Deadline

The non-waiver Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away and the Nationals are still looking to acquire an outfielder and bullpen help.

7/19/2016 | Rendon still out with flu-like symptoms

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon will miss his second consecutive game Tuesday with flu-like symptoms. Manager Dusty Baker said Rendon, who was a late scratch prior to Sunday's game, was still feeling sick, but Baker hoped he would be available to pinch-hit late in the game against the Dodgers.

7/19/2016 | MLBPAA announces team winners of 2016 Heart and Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2016 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday, honoring one player from each of the 30 Major League teams.

7/19/2016 | Gonzalez aims to continue solid July against Dodgers

Gio Gonzalez and Bud Norris will square off Wednesday at Nationals Park in the second game of a three-game set between the Nationals and Dodgers.

7/19/2016 | Utley, Kazmir fuel Dodgers' win over Nationals

There was good news and not-so-good news when it came to Reynaldo Lopez's Major League debut on Tuesday night. He struck nine batters, which was five short of the Nationals rookie record set by Stephen Strasburg in 2010. The not-so-good news was that Lopez was hit hard as the Dodgers beat the Nationals, 8-4, at Nationals Park.

7/19/2016 | Harper makes a dream come true as a part of Make-A-Wish

Earlier this month, Bryce Harper spent an entire day granting the wish of Kaylan, a 16-year-old resident of Gaithersburg, Md, who wanted to meet Harper. The Nats slugger gave Kaylan a tour of Nationals Park and the team's facilities, and they played catch together and took swings in the batting cage all leading up to a game between the Nationals and Reds at Nationals Park.

7/19/2016 | Nationals interested in making move for Blackmon

The Washington Nationals rank last among Major League Baseball teams in OPS from the leadoff spot. As a group, their center fielders are third from the bottom. It's not surprising, then, that they've had trade talks with the Colorado Rockies about Charlie Blackmon -- a productive, leadoff-hitting center fielder.

7/18/2016 | Inbox: Who should the Nats target at Trade Deadline?

What should the Nationals target at the Trade Deadline? Can Gio Gonzalez turn his season around? Bill Ladson addresses those topics and more in the Inbox.

7/18/2016 | Pipeline preview: Giolito set for Triple-A debut

The Nationals No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito is set to make his Triple-A debut for Syracuse.

7/18/2016 | Zimmerman's rib cage 'feels good'

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is recovering nicely from a rib cage injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list before the All-Star break.

7/17/2016 | Pirates stand tall in 18-inning epic with Nats

The longest regular-season game in Nationals history -- and the second longest in the Majors this season -- ended up as a 2-1 win for the Pirates after Starling Marte hit a solo homer in the 18th inning on Sunday at Nationals Park. The victory by Pittsburgh ended Washington's five-game winning streak. The Nats are now six games ahead of the Marlins and Mets in the National League East race.

7/17/2016 | Nats calling up Lopez to start Tuesday

Reynaldo Lopez, the Nationals' fifth-ranked prospect, according to, will make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the Dodgers, manager Dusty Baker confirmed after Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates.

7/17/2016 | Murphy delivers game-tying HR off bench

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Sunday, but he pinch-hit with two outs in the ninth inning and homered off Pirates closer Mark Melancon to tie the game at 1. Washington lost, 2-1, in 18 innings.

7/17/2016 | Nats hope to avenge sweep vs. Dodgers

The Nationals and Dodgers will begin a three-game series at Nationals Park on Tuesday in the teams' first meeting since Washington was swept at Dodger Stadium last month.

7/17/2016 | Drew no longer a pull-only hitter

Nationals infielder Stephen Drew is the first to say that he is still learning how to come off the bench. He is asking questions to teammates such as Chris Heisey and Clint Robinson about being a reserve.

7/17/2016 | Roark underrated by many, not by Nats

Much of the attention in the Nationals' starting rotation is commanded by Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, and with good reason considering they are two of the best pitchers in baseball. But in some ways their presence has allowed Tanner Roark to fly under the radar as perhaps the club's steadiest starter this year and one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball.

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