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  1. Instant analysis: Marlins 5, Nats 3

    May 28, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Giancarlo Stanton's two-run homer off Jordan Zimmermann tied the game in the sixth. Game in a nutshell: Running on fumes after an early-morning flight from Atlanta to Miami, the Nationals came out of the gates strong, taking an early 3-1 lead behind a two-run double from Ryan Zimmerman and the first career…

  2. Flores improving, Morse getting close

    May 28, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT

    MIAMI — Jesus Flores says his right hamstring is feeling "much better" today than it did last night when the Nationals catcher had to depart his team's game in Atlanta while running the bases. Flores is not in the Nationals' lineup today against the Marlins, but he's hoping he could return to play tomorrow night.…

  3. Tracy to DL, Brown called up

    May 28, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    MIAMI — A Nationals club already plagued by countless injuries added another key player to the disabled list today: Chad Tracy. The veteran corner infielder and baseball's best pinch-hitter so far this season was placed on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain and will travel to Philadelphia tomorrow to be examined by the…

  4. Game 48: Nats at Marlins

    May 28, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats make their first appearance at Marlins Park this afternoon. MIAMI — Hello, for the first time, from Marlins Park, home of the bullpen bar with dancing girls, the lime green outfield fence, the fish tank in the backstop and the home run thingamajig. Photos truly cannot…

  5. Game 47: Nats at Braves

    May 27, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats try to pull off a sweep on Sunday Night Baseball from Turner Field. This scenario may sound a bit familiar: The Nationals have taken the first two games from a division rival in convincing fashion and now have an opportunity to sweep the series in front of a nationally…

  6. Game 46: Nats at Braves

    May 26, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg looks to pitch the Nats to another win at Turner Field. How big was last night's win for the Nationals? Well, they scored seven runs off Tim Hudson for the first time ever. And Ryan Zimmerman delivered his biggest hit of a the season (a…

  7. Game 45: Nats at Braves

    May 25, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats open a big weekend series tonight at Turner Field. In his seemingly never-ending quest to find a competent left fielder — not to mention a competent leadoff man — Davey Johnson's roulette wheel has stopped on Steve Lombardozzi. The rookie infielder has made a strong case for himself, both…

  8. One big series down, a bigger one next

    May 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Ian Desmond and the Nats face Dan Uggla and the Braves in a big weekend series. Yes, this week's series in Philadelphia was important for the Nationals, who took two of three from the Phillies and made another statement about the shifting balance of power in the NL East. But all…

  9. Flawed, but still winning

    May 24, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa has struggled all season, but Ian Desmond has come up big. Look up and down the Nationals' team stats page — ignoring their 26-18 record — and try to come away convinced this is a first-place club. It's not easy. Yes, the starting rotation continues to excel, with a 2.71…

  10. Hamels handles Harper, Nats

    May 24, 2012, 4:07 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Cole Hamels tossed eight scoreless innings to improve to 7-1 this season. PHILADELPHIA — Lost amid the intentional plunking, the acknowledgement of the intentional plunking and the backlash that followed the intentional plunking was one minor fact. Cole Hamels is good. Really good. "He's one the best pitchers in baseball," Bryce Harper…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

WLGB
NEW YORK5750
WASHINGTON55501.0
ATLANTA48599.0
MIAMI436414.0
PHILADELPHIA426515.0
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NL WILD CARD STANDINGS

WLGB
PITTSBURGH6144+3.0
CHICAGO5847
SAN FRANCISCO58480.5
WASHINGTON55503.0
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