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9/13/2014 | Rendon stays humble swinging a red-hot bat

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has performed like the club's Most Valuable Player this season. Not only has he done the job offensively, but he plays Gold Glove-caliber defense at third and second base. But one would never know it based on his personality. After great games, Rendon is a man of few words.

9/13/2014 | Zimmerman looking to play instructional games

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to travel to Viera Fla., after Sunday's game against Mets, to start playing instructional league games by Tuesday, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 23 because of a Grade 3 hamstring strain.

9/13/2014 | Nats employ Zimmermann in their playoff chase

Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals will seek a series victory and to inch closer to playoff spot when they take on Jon Niese and the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field.

9/13/2014 | Nats blast Mets to trim magic number to six

Doug Fister fired six solid innings, while Bryce Harper's two-run jack set an early tone as the Nats reduced their magic number in the NL East to six with a 10-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night.

9/13/2014 | Nats will be watching scoreboard as they face Mets

Doug Fister will try to shrink the Nationals' magic number when he takes the mound opposite fellow righty Zack Wheeler on Saturday.

9/13/2014 | Span attains milestone with 30th steal

Denard Span reached a personal milestone in the ninth inning of Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mets, stealing his 30th base of the season.

9/12/2014 | Nats' Citi Field winning streak snapped

The Nationals' 12-game winning streak at Citi Field came to an end as they were edged by the Mets, 4-3, on Friday night.

9/12/2014 | Two reviews go visitors' way in Nats-Mets

For the second time this week, the orange line at the top of Citi Field's left-field wall created a moment of confusion, resulting in the first of two reviews over the course of several minutes that went in the Nationals' favor.

9/12/2014 | Recovering from flu, Werth gets night off

Jayson Werth was not in Friday's lineup against the Mets due to, as manager Matt Williams put it, "dead legs." The scheduled day off was also needed because Werth is recovering from the flu.

9/12/2014 | Gonzalez, Williams clear the air after Gio pulled

Gio Gonzalez pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and striking out seven. But he wasn't happy when manager Matt Williams took him out of the game with two outs in the seventh, and he expressed his displeasure by slamming the ball in Williams' hand.

9/12/2014 | Werth keeps cool after getting plunked on arm

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon and manager Terry Collins were ejected after Jayson Werth was hit by a pitch on his left arm Thursday night. It came directly after Anthony Rendon's home run, and Werth stayed focused on task at hand.

9/11/2014 | LaRoche, Rendon supply power to rattle Mets

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered as the Nationals pounded the Mets, 6-2, on Thursday night for their 12th consecutive victory at Citi Field. Washington's magic number to win the NL East title is now at nine.

9/11/2014 | Umps confirm Rendon's HR with brief review

Mets manager Terry Collins' contention of a home run call Thursday night at Citi Field initiated a crew-chief review, and it took replay officials only 54 seconds to determine that Anthony Rendon's line drive indeed cleared the wall in left.

9/11/2014 | Zimmerman picks up pace in pregame drills

Ryan Zimmerman traveled with the Nationals to Citi Field and had a full workout before Thursday's game against the Mets. Besides taking batting practice, Zimmerman worked out at third and first base, and plans to take reps in left field as well this weekend.

9/11/2014 | With hopes dwindling, Mets look to figure out Nats

The Mets' slim playoff chances took a hit with a 6-2 loss to the Nationals on Thursday, and it won't get any easier when the teams meet again on Friday night at Citi Field. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez gets the ball for Washington opposite Mets righty Dillon Gee.

9/10/2014 | Potomac wins Mills Cup behind Oduber, Silvestre

After losing Game 1 of the Mills Cup to Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach on Saturday, the Nationals won three straight games and captured the Carolina League championship with a 5-1 victory Wednesday in Game 4.

9/10/2014 | Soriano in and out of trouble in eighth-inning appearance

Right-hander Rafael Soriano pitched one scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Braves. It was his first outing since Friday, when he pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed three runs in a 9-8 loss.

9/10/2014 | Nats would like extra oomph from Strasburg

The expectations for Stephen Strasburg have always been higher than pretty good. That may not be fair. But that's the way it is.

9/10/2014 | Infielders get breather to recover from maladies

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Ian Desmond were given Wednesday off because of the flu and lower back tightness, respectively.

9/10/2014 | Storen steps in seamlessly to fill closer's role

With Rafael Soriano taking time off to fix his mechanics, Nationals right-hander Drew Storen has dominated after taking over as closer, pitching three shutout innings, saving three games and striking out six batters.

9/10/2014 | Mets look to make a run vs. NL East-leading Nats

The sub-.500 Mets have refused to pack it in for 2014, and they turn to Bartolo Colon on Thursday night to face Tanner Roark and the Nationals, who aim to decrease their magic number to win the division.

9/10/2014 | Game slips away after Strasburg's quality start

Stephen Strasburg made several mistakes in a quality outing, and the bullpen couldn't hang on as the Braves pounded the Nats, 6-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

9/10/2014 | Nats prospect Difo has big night for Hagerstown

Second baseman Wilmer Difo's breakout season got another highlight Tuesday night in Game 2 of the South Atlantic League championship series.

9/9/2014 | Nats go for sweep as Braves look to get back on track

The Nationals own a nine-game lead in the National League East as the Braves try to keep pace in their pursuit of one of the NL Wild Card spots on Wednesday. A victory against Stephen Strasburg could go a long way for Atlanta's confidence as it tries to avoid a sweep.

9/9/2014 | Zimmerman takes BP; running is key test

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice for the first time in public at Nationals Park on Tuesday afternoon. He was in the hitting group that included teammates Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth.

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