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  1. Game 110: Nats at Astros

    Aug 7, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Ross Detwiler starts tonight's game at Minute Maid Park. It got lost amid the chaos of the final innings of last night's victory, but Jayson Werth departed early after complaining of tired legs. It's a concern he's had all along as he returns from a broken wrist, and on Sunday he…

  2. Bailed out by baseball’s worst bunch

    Aug 7, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Roger Bernadina scored on a disastrous play by the Astros in the 11th. Imagine waking up this morning without having watched the Nationals defeat the Astros 5-4 in 11 innings last night and trying to decipher how the winning run scored simply by reading the official play-by-play account: "Suzuki reached on bunt…

  3. Game 109: Nats at Astros

    Aug 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Minute Maid Park hosts the Nationals the next four nights. There are no sure things in baseball, where any team can beat any other team on any given day. But as they open a four-game series in Houston tonight, the Nationals probably can't help but believe they should be heavily favored…

  4. Nats claim Izturis from Brewers

    Aug 6, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Cesar Izturis is a career .255 hitter in 12 major-league seasons. Updated at 2:48 p.m. Needing some infield insurance while Ian Desmond returns from an oblique tear and Mark DeRosa battles an abdominal strain, the Nationals have acquired veteran Cesar Izturis from the Brewers in a waiver claim. Izturis, 32, has played…

  5. Werth surprised by smooth return

    Aug 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is 5-for-12 with five walks since returning from the DL. Though he felt like he was ready to face big-league pitching again after a three-month recovery from a broken left wrist and a nine-game rehab assignment in the minors, Jayson Werth figured there might be a bit of a transition…

  6. Bouncing back yet again

    Aug 5, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 12-5 while raising his batting average to .343. There may be no pitcher in baseball who beats himself up after a poor outing more than Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander might as well be wrapped in Kryptonite during the four days after he takes a loss. “You don’t really…

  7. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Marlins 1

    Aug 5, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Nats. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals had to like their chances with Stephen Strasburg on the mound against a Marlins lineup he's owned. And they really had to like their chances after they jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom…

  8. Game 108: Marlins at Nats

    Aug 5, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg starts today's series finale at Nationals Park. After last night's emotional and rousing comeback victory, the Nationals look to keep the good vibes going today in their series finale against the Marlins. They'll have Stephen Strasburg on the mound, but the question is which Stephen Strasburg…

  9. A capital comeback

    Aug 5, 2012, 5:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa rounds the bases following his go-ahead homer in the eighth. This was a moment everyone in the crowd of 33,449 had been waiting to experience, some of them since hopping on the Nationals bandwagon this summer, some of them since first adopting this club when it arrived in Washington eight…

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