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  1. Bay Area battle awaits Nats

    Aug 13, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg and the Nats face Buster Posey and the Giants this week. PHOENIX — A 10-game road trip is a challenge for any club, owners of the best record in baseball or not. And when the final leg of that trip comes against the toughest opponent of the stretch, the challenge…

  2. Coping with a rare loss

    Aug 13, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman couldn’t corral Kurt Suzuki’s wild throw in the second inning. PHOENIX — Kurt Suzuki arrived in Washington on Aug. 4 and professed his excitement to join a Nationals club that was in first place and gearing up for the stretch run. Little did he know what he was in for.…

  3. Instant analysis: D’backs 7, Nats 4

    Aug 12, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler gave up five runs (four earned) in only 4 2/3 innings. Game in a nutshell: Contrary to popular belief, the Nationals aren't perfect. And they can't win every night. So the winning streak came to an end today, halted at eight games with a lopsided loss to the Diamondbacks in…

  4. Game 115: Nats at Diamondbacks

    Aug 12, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler tries to pitch the Nats to their ninth straight win today. PHOENIX — In their eight-year history, the Nationals own one winning streak of more than eight games: the 10-game run in June 2005 that catapulted that surprise team into first place. Today, a 2012 Nationals…

  5. Confidence men

    Aug 12, 2012, 5:28 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson has plenty of reason to smile these days. PHOENIX — They trailed early by three runs, facing perhaps the NL Rookie of the Year frontrunner. Their two best setup men were shelved for the evening due to overuse. The relievers who replaced them wound up putting the tying runner in…

  6. Instant analysis: Nats 6, D’backs 5

    Aug 12, 2012, 3:18 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse … uh, I'm not sure how to finish this caption. Game in a nutshell: What could have been a nice pitchers' duel between Edwin Jackson and Wade Miley instead turned into a slugfest almost from the moment each guy toed the rubber in the first inning. Jackson gave up four…

  7. Desmond swinging bat again

    Aug 11, 2012, 11:42 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond has been making progress in his recovery from an oblique tear. PHOENIX — Ian Desmond took about 20 swings in the batting cage this evening, the first time the Nationals shortstop has been cleared to do that since landing on the disabled list with a torn left oblique muscle on…

  8. Game 114: Nats at Diamondbacks

    Aug 11, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look for their eighth straight win tonight at Chase Field. PHOENIX — Among the many remarkable aspects of the Nationals' season has been their ability to actually play better baseball on the road than at home. Indeed, this team has gone 38-21 away from South Capitol…

  9. On Harper, Strasburg, Lombardozzi

    Aug 11, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper had a pair of sacrifice flies and drew a walk last night. PHOENIX — Some leftover thoughts from last night's 9-1 thumping of the Diamondbacks… — Bryce Harper bounced back from his rough Houston series with a productive game at the plate, even though he didn't produce a base hit.…

  10. Still focused on the ultimate prize

    Aug 11, 2012, 6:53 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg allowed one hit over six innings to earn his 13th win. PHOENIX — The 70-win plateau shouldn’t mean anything for a ballclub, but in the mostly unremarkable, 78-year history of Washington baseball, that figure has been reached only 37 times. And only twice before had a D.C. baseball team gotten…

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