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  1. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Red Sox 3

    Jun 10, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann allowed three runs over seven innings. Game in a nutshell: Without Bryce Harper in the starting lineup (held out with tightness in his lower back) the Nationals jumped out to a quick lead thanks to Danny Espinosa's game-opening double off the Green Monster. Their bats went silent after that against…

  2. Game 58: Nats at Red Sox

    Jun 10, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Bryce Harper-less Nats will try to sweep the Red Sox today at Fenway Park. BOSTON — No, they won't have Bryce Harper in their lineup today. (The 19-year-old is dealing with tightness in his lower back, according to Davey Johnson.) Nonetheless, the Nationals will still have an…

  3. Tight lower back sidelines Harper

    Jun 10, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 with a walk yesterday against the Red Sox. Updated at 12:52 p.m. BOSTON — For the first time since he made his major-league debut six weeks ago, Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' starting lineup. The 19-year-old outfielder wasn't listed among Davey Johnson's starting nine for today's…

  4. Finishing the job

    Jun 10, 2012, 1:38 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche and Tyler Clippard each contributed to Saturday's 4-2 victory. BOSTON — As well as they seemed to be playing all afternoon — with Gio Gonzalez dealing and the heart of their lineup scoring four early runs off Daisuke Matsuzaka — there was a point late in Saturday's game at Fenway…

  5. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Red Sox 2

    Jun 9, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond made multiple impressive plays at shortstop during the Nats' win. Game in a nutshell: After last night's impressive show starring Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, the Nationals once again pounced on the Red Sox and took an early lead. Adam LaRoche's team-leading 10th homer got them on the board, and…

  6. Espinosa tries to get right from the left

    Jun 9, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa reached base three times last night from the right side of the plate. BOSTON — Halfway through Friday night's game, Danny Espinosa could do no wrong. He had stepped to the plate three times and reached safely three times. He'd doubled twice, walked once, driven in a run and stolen…

  7. Game 57: Nats at Red Sox

    Jun 9, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Behind Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals try to make it two in a row at Fenway Park. BOSTON — All of New England was buzzing last night about Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals, and the locals were still buzzing this morning about the performances of those…

  8. Young stars rise to the occasion

    Jun 9, 2012, 5:17 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 over six dominant innings in his Fenway Park debut. BOSTON — They've been playing baseball in this cozy little yard for 100 years, and the names who have excelled on this field read like a guest list to some exclusive dinner party in Cooperstown. Ruth. Cobb. Williams.…

  9. Instant analysis: Nats 7, Red Sox 4

    Jun 9, 2012, 2:24 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper rounds the bases after hitting his sixth career homer in the fourth. Game in a nutshell: A star-studded team from Washington invaded Fenway Park and overwhelmed the hometown Red Sox and their stunned fans. How incredible is that statement? It's true. Bryce Harper put on a show with three hits,…

  10. Clippard stays as closer, Lidge setting up

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard is 5-for-5 in save opportunities over the last 2 1/2 weeks. BOSTON — Brad Lidge made seven relief appearances for the Nationals in April, before he required surgery to repair a sports hernia, and all seven came in the ninth inning or later. After about six weeks on the shelf,…

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