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Harper’s dramatic 3-run HR lifts Nats to 3-0 win

“Boy, that was a dramatic home run,” Dusty Baker told reporters after Bryce Harper homered in the Nationals’ 3-0 win over the Phillies

Trea Turner’s walk-off blast lifts Nationals to 5-4 win over Phillies

“This is one he’ll remember for a long time,” Dusty Baker told reporters after Trea Turner’s walk-off home run lifted the Nationals to a 5-4 win.

Stephen Strasburg to have MRI on right elbow after leaving start in Nationals Park

In his first start off the DL, Stephen Strasburg felt a pinch in the back of his right elbow. He’s going to have an MRI today.

Nationals pick Gio Gonzalez up after lefty struggles in 9-7 win over the Braves

Gio Gonzalez didn’t make it out of the fourth, but the Nationals’ bullpen and offense picked the lefty up...

Nationals’ bench players and backups come up big in 6-4 win over the Braves

Dusty Baker talked after Monday night’s win about the Nationals’ bench players contributing to the team’s success.

Lopez struggles again in Nats’ 5-1 loss to Mets in Citi Field

Dusty Baker talked about Reynaldo Lopez’s struggles with his command in Sunday night’s 5-1 loss to the Mets in Citi Field.

Tanner Roark not sharp in Nationals’ 3-1 loss to Mets in Citi Field

Tanner Roark told reporters after the Nationals’ loss to the Mets that it was “a not-so-good outing, definitely.”

Nats Nightly: Nationals finish 20-in-20 stretch strong...

With an 11-9 record over the last 20 games and 17 wins in 29 games this month the Nationals have a 9.0-game lead in the NL East as they get set to play the Mets.

Tanner Roark quietly leads Nationals to win... again, 4-0 over the Phillies in CBP

Washington Nationals’ starter Tanner Roark improved to (W, 14-7) with seven scoreless innings of work on the mound in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nationals’ lineup vs Rockies: Wilson Ramos back behind the plate

Jose Lobaton started in back-to-back games with Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker explaining he hoped the time off rejuvenated Wilson Ramos.

“That was a masterful, masterful job by Max.” - Dusty Baker

Max Scherzer struck out 10, walked no one and retired 24 of the 26 Baltimore Orioles he faced, helping the Washington Nationals snap a four-game losing streak.

Nationals’ workhorse Tanner Roark hit hard, struggles in loss to Orioles

Tanner Roark gave up five runs in the first two innings of what ended up a 10-8 Nationals’ loss to the Orioles in the nation’s capital.

Nationals’ A.J. Cole impresses in Nats’ 4-3 loss to Orioles...

Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker sounded really impressed with what he saw from A.J. Cole in a 4-3 loss to the Orioles in the 24-year-old right-hander’s second major league start.

Koda Glover earns first MLB “W” in 7-6 win over Braves

Koda Glover was charged with a blown save after the Atlanta Braves tied it 6-6 in the eighth, but he was the pitcher of record when the Washington Nationals went ahead...

Reynaldo Lopez strikes out 11 in Nationals’ 8-2 win over Braves: “He was dynamite.”

In his second straight win over the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals’ rookie Reynaldo Lopez showed the baseball world what scouts have seen for some time.

Nationals drop finale to Rockies, 12-10... but don’t quit

Dusty Baker knew the Washington Nationals were headed for a tough stretch of 20 games in 20 days, and he was happy to see they didn’t give up even in yesterday’s loss.

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg on rough start vs Rockies: “Just didn’t have it today.”

In what was arguably the worst start of his major league career, Stephen Strasburg was knocked out after 1 ⅔ IP vs the Rockies in which he gave up nine hits, three walks and nine earned runs.

Max Scherzer inefficient and out early in Nationals’ 5-4 win over Rockies

Max Scherzer struggled last night in Coors Field, but the Washington Nationals picked him up and came back for a win over the Colorado Rockies.

Dusty Baker on Bryce Harper’s return to the Nats’ lineup...

Bryce Harper missed five games with a neck issue that was the source of much speculation, but he returned to the Nationals’ lineup on Sunday.

Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with the Braves: Bryce Harper a late addition to lineup...

It’s the story that won’t die... until Bryce Har... OMG Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup! He wasn’t originally, but Harper was a late addition.

Stephen Strasburg struggles in Nationals’ 8-5 loss to Braves: “It was too much Freddie Freeman.” - Dusty Baker

Stephen Strasburg suffered his first back-to-back losses since May of 2015 when the Atlanta Braves knocked him around last night in an 8-5 win in Nationals Park.

Nationals’ offense lifts Gio Gonzalez to 7-4 win over Indians in D.C.

Washington Nationals’ lefty Gio Gonzalez got the win over the Cleveland Indians with help from the Nats’ bats and bullpen, 7-4 final.

Scherzer loses no-hit bid, shutout and game to Indians in the seventh...

It was a pitchers’ duel in the nation’s capital. Max Scherzer and Trevor Bauer battled it out. Scherzer lost a no-hit bid and the game in the seventh...

Tanner Roark wins pitchers’ duel with Madison Bumgarner, 1-0 Nationals in D.C.

Washington Nationals’ right-hander Tanner Roark outdueled Madison Bumgarner and led the Nats to a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Nationals’ Bryce Harper leaves game with minor injury/issue, stiff neck...

Washington Nationals’ slugger Bryce Harper has been dealing with a stiff neck, so Dusty Baker took him out of the game late in the Nats’ loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Nationals 5-1 over Giants: Efficient Gio Gonzalez leads Nationals...

Gio Gonzalez struggled through a rough month-plus in May and June, but he turned things around in July and put together another solid start in the Nationals’ 5-1 win over the Giants.

Nationals’ youth movement: Dusty Baker on Difo, Turner and Severino...

Wilmer Difo and Trea Turner provided speed and even some power and Pedro Severino caught Washington Nationals’ righty Max Scherzer on Sunday as the Nats swept the three-game set in Chase Field.

Nats Nightly: Nationals blow D-Backs out, 14-1 in series opener in Arizona

"It’s been a long time since we scored anything close to that without a home run," Dusty Baker told reporters after the Nationals 14-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Nats Nightly: Nationals’ errors hurt in 3-1 loss to the Giants in AT&T

Both runs that scored with Gio Gonzalez on the mound were the result of errors, and the Nationals dropped the series finale with the Giants in AT&T Park, 3-1.

Dusty Baker on Jonathan Papelbon, ninth inning mix and more...

Washington Nationals' skipper Dusty Baker talked to reporters after last night's game about using five relievers in the eighth and ninth inning with closer Jonathan Papelbon unavailable. What will they do going forward?

Tanner Roark wins 10th, Nationals 4-2 over Giants in series opener in AT&T

Tanner Roark gave up just one run in seven innings of work against the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals held on for a 4-2 win in the series opener in AT&T.

"He has been earning his money..." - Dusty Baker on Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg improved to (14-1) with a win over the Cleveland Indians today as the Washington Nationals avoided losing a third straight game. Dusty Baker and Strasburg talked about the right-hander's role as a stopper after the game.