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5/27/2015 | Nats take set after Scherzer out-K's Lester

Bryce Harper belted his National League-leading 18th home run and Max Scherzer outdueled Jon Lester on Wednesday night to lead the Nationals to a 3-0 victory over the Cubs and a series win.

5/27/2015 | Rehab assignment next for Rendon

Anthony Rendon played five innings of a simulated game on Wednesday, and it appears his next step is to begin a rehab assignment, perhaps as soon as Friday.

5/27/2015 | Harper leads NL All-Star Game vote-getters

Already a two-time All-Star, Bryce Harper leads all vote-getters in the first National League 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot results, announced on Wednesday.

5/27/2015 | Nationals, Reds renew acquaintances in Cincy

The Reds will welcome the Nationals to Great American Ball Park on Friday for the first meeting of the season between the two National League clubs.

5/27/2015 | NL All-Star Game ballot update: May 27

At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the National League, the Cardinals have four players in line to start July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, leads all NL players in balloting with 1,447,753 total votes.

5/27/2015 | MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player

Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.

5/27/2015 | Nats lament errors in loss to Cubs

The Nationals have been winning a lot in May by playing good, sound baseball, but made some crucial mental errors in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs.

5/26/2015 | Scherzer, Lester provide early return on deals

Jon Lester and Max Scherzer were the top two free-agent pitching acquisitions this past offseason, and they will meet on the mound on Wednesday afternoon as the Cubs and Nationals complete a three-game series at Wrigley Field.

5/26/2015 | Lester, Scherzer face off in series finale at Wrigley

Chicago manager Joe Maddon has been around the game for a while in both leagues, but that didn't stop him from calling Nationals starter Max Scherzer's pitching "as good as it gets."

5/26/2015 | Russell delivers game-winner to beat Nats

Addison Russell's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night.

5/26/2015 | Rendon plays three innings in sim game

Anthony Rendon is making progress from a sprained left knee and left oblique injury, playing a three-inning simulated game at extended spring training on Tuesday.

5/26/2015 | Werth's return to lineup remains unclear

Left fielder Jayson Werth rejoined the Nationals on Tuesday, but is still not ready to swing a bat as he recovers from a wrist injury.

5/25/2015 | Taylor's flying catch highlights Nats' OF work

Tanner Roark and four relievers provided the pitching, and Michael Taylor and Bryce Harper provided the defense. That was a successful combination as the Nationals posted a 2-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday to improve to 17-5 in May.

5/25/2015 | On the spot: Unselfish Roark provides big lift

After winning 15 games with an earned run average of 2.85 in one season, most pitchers would throw a fit if they were unceremoniously dumped from the starting rotation the next season and relegated to a supporting role in the bullpen. Tanner Roark, though, is not most pitchers.

5/25/2015 | Riding shutout high, Hendricks duels with Zimmermann

Kyle Hendricks will be looking to build on his momentum when the Cubs host Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals on Tuesday night in the second game of the three-game series.

5/25/2015 | Nationals outhomer Cubs in opener at Wrigley

The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will see a lot of each other in the near future, as they play seven games over two weeks. In their first meeting, the Nationals struck first, edging the Cubs, 2-1, on Memorial Day at Wrigley Field.

5/25/2015 | Remember when? Harper, Bryant meet again

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant grew up in Las Vegas and traveled in many of the same baseball circles as young players. But personality-wise, the two Major League rising stars almost appear as if they're from different planets. Bryant is mostly quiet and reserved, while Harper is not.

5/24/2015 | Rendon to play in simulated game Monday

Anthony Rendon had a Sunday morning workout at Nationals Park and didn't have any problems. He took grounders at second base for the third consecutive day and took batting practice in the cage.

5/24/2015 | Fister hopes to start throwing soon

Doug Fister, who is on the disabled list with right forearm tightness, said he is feeling better and hopes to start throwing soon.

5/24/2015 | Harper comes through in clutch to down Phils

Bryce Harper showed Sunday afternoon that he doesn't have to hit the long ball to look like "The Natural." Harper drove in two runs and made a great defensive play in right field in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

5/24/2015 | Gio cruises after wiggling out of tough spot

For a brief moment in the fourth inning, it appeared as if Gio Gonzalez might flash back to his poor outing from a week ago. But unlike then -- when the former 21-game-winner cruised through three innings before hitting a roadblock -- Gonzalez powered through the hiccup and pitched into the seventh inning of Washington's 4-1 series-clinching win versus Philadelphia.

5/24/2015 | Nationals recall Jordan, send down Cole

Right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, the Nationals announced Sunday. Righty Taylor Jordan has been recalled in the corresponding move.

5/24/2015 | Roark set for spot start against Wada, Cubs

On Monday, Tanner Roark will fill in for injured starter Doug Fister and make his first start since last September against Tsuyoshi Wada and the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

5/24/2015 | Timely hits, strong Gio lift Nats over Phillies

Bryce Harper continues to be a game-changer for the Nationals as he drove in two runs in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nationals improved their record to 26-18.

5/23/2015 | Janssen throws perfect frame in Nats debut

After spending almost two months on the disabled list because of rotator cuff tendinitis, right-hander Casey Janssen made his Nationals debut Saturday and pitched one perfect inning in an 8-1 loss to the Phillies at Nationals Park.

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