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7/10/2014 | Rendon finishes fourth in Final Vote balloting

Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon will not be going to the All-Star Game next week. Rendon finished fourth in the All-Star Final Vote contest behind winner Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and Braves outfielder Justin Upton. Rendon finished ahead of Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee.

7/10/2014 | Harper confident production around the corner

Since coming off the disabled list on June 30, Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was 4-for-28 (.143) with one RBI entering Thursday's game against the Orioles. However, Harper feels that he is close to getting his stroke back.

7/10/2014 | Nats can't overcome early deficit in Beltways finale

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez wasn't as invincible as he was in his previous three starts as the Nationals were edged by the Orioles, 4-3, at Camden Yards on Thursday night. Washington and the Braves are now tied for first place in the National League East, after the Braves defeated the Mets at Citi Field.

7/10/2014 | Nationals, Phillies end first half with division clash

The Nationals and Phillies will begin their final series before the All-Star break at Citizens Bank Park with different mindsets going forward as Jordan Zimmermann squares off with A.J. Burnett on Friday.

7/10/2014 | It's a Windy City sweep: Sale, Rizzo win Final Vote

White Sox ace Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo made Chicago proud on Thursday with a Windy City sweep, winning the 13th annual All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian after 92 hours of relentless fan balloting.

7/10/2014 | Final Vote has ended, results coming soon

The All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian went down to the wire before it ended today, and anything can happen as Twitter voting joined the tens of millions of votes cast in the competition to fill the final roster spots on the AL and NL All-Star teams that will play the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday. The winners will be revealed soon on

7/9/2014 | Gio aims to extend scoreless streak vs. O's

The Orioles will have to deal with Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez and his scoreless streak that reached 22 innings his last start when Baltimore takes on the Nats on Thursday at Camden Yards. Wei-Yin Chen will take the hill for the O's.

7/9/2014 | Nats provide power for Fister to top Orioles

The Nationals used the long ball to defeat the Orioles, 6-2, on Wednesday night as the Battle of the Beltways shifted to Camden Yards.

7/9/2014 | Zim at DH, so Espinosa gets start vs. O's

With the designated hitter in place against the Orioles, Nationals manager Matt Williams decided to slot third baseman Ryan Zimmerman at DH and put second baseman Danny Espinosa in the lineup. It was Espinosa's first start since June 27 against the Cubs.

7/9/2014 | Desmond discusses his present, future with Nats caught up with Ian Desmond before Wednesday's game against the Orioles to talk about his season and his future with the Nationals.

7/9/2014 | All Chicago: Sale in lead, Rizzo passes Morneau

There's a new leader in the National League Final Vote. Late Wednesday, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo passed Rockies veteran Justin Morneau for the top spot, while White Sox left-hander Chris Sale continued to maintain a slight advantage two-thirds of the way through the All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian, which ends today at 4 p.m. ET.

7/8/2014 | Battle of the Beltways shifts to Baltimore

The Orioles and Nationals head to Baltimore for the second game of what will be a shortened Beltways Series on Wednesday after Tuesday's contest in Washington was rained out. Doug Fister will start for the Nats, while Bud Norris will go for the O's.

7/8/2014 | Orioles-Nationals postponed; makeup game is Aug. 4

Tuesday's game between the Nats and Orioles at Nationals Park was postponed because of rain. The makeup game is scheduled for Aug. 4 at Nationals Park.

7/8/2014 | Virginia teacher Wright headed to All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced that Chad Wright of Nokesville, Va., will represent the Nationals as one of 30 winners in the "Target Presents People All-Star Teachers" campaign, which acknowledges current and retired teachers who have made a significant impact on their students and communities.

7/8/2014 | Harper trying to find his timing since return

Both Bryce Harper and manager Matt Williams have said it will take the 21-year-old slugger some time to get back. Timing at the plate is crucial for Major League hitters, and missing 57 games makes it increasingly difficult to judge a 95 mph fastball compared to an offspeed breaking pitch.

7/8/2014 | Barrett forced to change delivery to avoid balks

Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett learned on Monday that he needed to change his delivery or be called for a balk.

7/8/2014 | Rendon needs a rally in Final Vote to join All-Stars

A National League Final Vote candidate, Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon needs the support of Nationals fans to become a member of the NL All-Star team.

7/8/2014 | Sale, Morneau leading close Final Vote races

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, two veterans who played key roles in past All-Star victories, were each leading tight races after the first 36 hours of balloting in the All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.

7/8/2014 | O's to face another tough arm in Fister

A day after they had to deal with Stephen Strasburg, things won't get any easier for the O's on Tuesday in the Battle of the Beltways. The Nats will send Doug Fister and his 2.93 ERA to the hill for the final game at Nationals Park before the series heads up to Camden Yards on Wednesday. Bud Norris will start for Baltimore.

7/7/2014 | Nats allow six runs in 11th during loss to O's

The Battle of the Beltways began at Nationals Park between the Nats and Orioles on Monday night. In Game 1, Chris Davis' home run in the top of the 11th inning kicked off a six-run frame as the O's won, 8-2.

7/7/2014 | NL Final Vote candidate Rendon is calm, humble

Tell National League Final Vote candidate Anthony Rendon that he is the MVP of the Nationals during the first half of the 2014 season, he will start laughing and tell you that someone in the bullpen deserves that honor.

7/7/2014 | Williams learned plenty while playing for Buck

Nationals manager Matt Williams faced off against his former skipper, Buck Showalter, Monday night as Washington opened a four-game, home-and-home set against the Orioles at Nationals Park.

7/7/2014 | McLouth has fond memories of time with O's

Nate McLouth went up against the Orioles on Monday night at Nationals Park for the first time since spending the 2012-13 seasons with the team.

7/7/2014 | If LaRoche sits in Baltimore, Zim to play first

Nats manager Matt Williams said there are a number of possibilities for the two games at Camden Yards on Wednesday and Thursday regarding his lineup as well as players getting rest.

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