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7/20/2014 | Gio records 1,000th career strikeout

Gio Gonzlaez entered his start on Sunday against the Brewers with 995 career strikeouts -- 511 as an Athletic and 484 as a National. It only took him 2 1/3 innings to reach the 1,000-strikeout milestone.

7/20/2014 | Blevins continues to struggle against righties

Jerry Blevins has been dominant against left-handed hitters in 2014. However, he's fared dramatically worse against righties.

7/20/2014 | Ramos enjoying success at the bottom of the order

Bryce Harper returned to the Nationals' lineup on June 30 after missing two months because of a torn left thumb ligament. As a result, Wilson Ramos -- Washington's Opening-Day cleanup hitter -- has been forced to move down in the order.

7/20/2014 | As season continues, standings start to stand out

Over the course of 162 games, when do players focus on their position amongst division rivals? "Usually around August," Denard Span said. "You start to kind of see who's going to be in and who's not going to be in it."

7/20/2014 | Fister leads rolling Nats into Colorado vs. Morales

Doug Fister hopes to pick up where he left off at the All-Star break when he leads the Nationals into Colorado to square off against Franklin Morales and the Rockies on Monday night.

7/20/2014 | Nats take series from Crew on Werth's walk-off double

Jayson Werth's walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Brewers at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.

7/19/2014 | Replay confirms out at plate in Nats-Brewers contest

Second-base umpire Bill Miller issued a crew chief review in the bottom of the first inning of Saturday night's contest between the Nationals and Brewers.

7/19/2014 | Zimmermann looks good in session, will start Tuesday

Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had a bullpen session Saturday afternoon without any problems and is scheduled to pitch Tuesday night against the Rockies.

7/19/2014 | Major Deadline moves currently seem unlikely for Nats

The Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away and it seems hard to believe that the Nationals would make a big trade before July 31. They don't have a glaring weakness except for their bench.

7/19/2014 | Gallardo looks to save Crew's bullpen in series finale

After Matt Garza recorded just one out on Saturday, the Brewers are hoping Yovani Gallardo can go deep into Sunday afternoon's series finale against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals in Washington.

7/19/2014 | Big night from offense moves Nats back into first

The Nationals are back in a first-place tie with the Braves after pounding the Brewers, 8-3, at Nationals Park on Saturday night. Atlanta opened the door with a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia at Turner Field.

7/19/2014 | Span, Nats visit D.C. libraries to read to children

Center fielder Denard Span and three other members of the Nationals on Saturday read to kids enrolled in the D.C. Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program.

7/19/2014 | Storen, Stammen get gloves clipped on the hill

Both Craig Stammen and reliever Drew Storen were forced to trim their laces on Friday night, as mandated by home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild.

7/18/2014 | Roenicke gets call at first overturned on challenge

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke saw his "winning streak" extended to five when he won a replay challenge during Friday's second-half opener against the Nationals.

7/18/2014 | Interference call leads to confusion in Nats-Crew game

Manager Matt Williams got a call changed in the bottom of the first inning Friday night against the Brewers, but he didn't need replay.

7/18/2014 | Gio's canceled flight forces rotation changes

Manager Matt Williams was forced to make changes to his starting rotation coming out of the All-Star break after Gio Gonzalez missed the Nationals' workout Thursday night because of a cancelled flight.

7/18/2014 | Tweaked stance pays off immediately for Harper

There's no place like home. Just ask Bryce Harper. The Nationals outfielder returned to Las Vegas during the All-Star break to spend some much-anticipated time with his family. He arrived on Sunday and left on Thursday.

7/18/2014 | Roark moved up to square off against Garza, Crew

Tanner Roark was moved up in the rotation after travel issues broke up Gio Gonzalez's routine. The Nats will square off against Matt Garza, who looks to pick up a series victory in Washington on Saturday night.

7/18/2014 | Nationals unable to find big hit, drop out of first

On June 25, right-hander Stephen Strasburg was hit hard as the Brewers pounded the Nationals, 9-2, at Miller Park. On Friday night, Strasburg wasn't bad against Milwaukee at Nationals Park, but the Nationals still lost the game, 4-2.

7/18/2014 | Fedde agrees, but no deal with second-rounder

The Nationals and their top Draft pick, right-hander Erick Fedde, agreed to terms worth $2,511,100, according to's Jim Callis.

7/18/2014 | Zimmermann likely to avoid DL stint

Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will not go on the disabled list after suffering a right biceps strain last Friday against the Phillies, according to a baseball source. The All-Star break allowed Zimmermann to rest his arm, and he was able to work out with the Nats on Thursday.

7/17/2014 | Time running out for Nats to sign first-round pick

The Nationals have until Friday at 5 p.m. ET to sign right-hander Erick Fedde, the 18th-overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

7/16/2014 | Nats look to build on momentum coming out of break

Before the 2014 season started, the Nationals were heavily favored to win the National League East. The first half started slowly, but the Nationals were able to turn it around and ended the first half with a 51-42 record and in a first-place tie with the Braves in the division.

7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory

Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.

7/15/2014 | Clippard represents Nats with some good relief work

For two days, Tyler Clippard said, he heard a version of the same question from his fellow National League All-Stars: "Only one Washington National?"

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