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8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | Rivero, Skole star in Double-A Harrisburg's win

Left-hander Felipe Rivero threw six scoreless innings and infielder Matt Skole scored or drove in all five runs Monday for Double-A Harrisburg, leading the Senators to a 5-3 victory at New Hampshire.

8/25/2014 | Hamels aims to give Phils rare NL East series win

It's been a while since the Phillies won a series against a National League East opponent. But if they beat the Nationals in Tuesday's game at Citizens Bank Park, they'll secure their first series victory vs. a divisional foe since mid-June. There might not be a better pitcher to take on that task than Cole Hamels. Washington looks to even the series behind Gio Gonzalez.

8/25/2014 | Nats held in check by Burnett, fall to Phillies

On the heels of a homestand that featured nine wins and just one loss, Nationals manager Matt Williams reiterated the age-old notion that success in sports necessitates a short-term memory. A 3-2 series-opening loss to the last-place Phillies on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park is one that the Nats should have no problem forgetting, being that they still hold a comfortable 7 1/2-game lead in the National League East.

8/25/2014 | Astros, Nats set to make Spring Training site proposal

Representatives from the Astros and the Nationals will present a proposed joint Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council on Sept. 11 and Palm Beach County Commissioners on Sept. 23.

8/25/2014 | Nationals get safe call at second overturned

Vying for an insurance run in a one-run game in the seventh inning, the Phillies' Domonic Brown hit a soft liner in front of Bryce Harper in left field. Brown busted out of the box and tried to stretch the hit into a double. He beat Harper's throw to the bag and was called safe on the field, but after the Nationals challenged, the ruling was overturned.

8/25/2014 | With tight right side feeling better, Asdrubal pinch-hits

Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera had a full workout prior to the Nats-Phillies series opener on Monday as he looks to get past the tightness in the right side of his rib cage that forced him to leave Sunday's contest against the Giants early. Cabrera proved he was OK when he got a chance to pinch-hit in the ninth inning of Monday night's 3-2 loss. He singled on a grounder to right field to put any lingering doubts about the injury to rest.

8/25/2014 | Souza progressing on rehab assignment

Nats outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is three games into his rehab assignment as he recovers from a right shoulder strain that he suffered on Aug. 8 after crashing into the outfield wall while attempting to rob Freddie Freeman of a homer. He has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10, and an MRI showed no structural damage.

8/24/2014 | Cabrera day to day with rib-cage tightness

Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's 14-6 win over the Giants before the eighth inning because of tightness in the right side of his rib cage. He suffered the injury while connecting on a ground ball to shortstop in the bottom of the seventh, and Danny Espinosa replaced him for the final two frames.

8/24/2014 | Harper continues power surge with homer vs. Giants

Bryce Harper launched a two-run homer in the eighth inning of Sunday's 14-6 victory over the Giants, the 21-year-old's fourth home run in his past 17 games. Before that stretch, Harper had three home runs all season.

8/24/2014 | Nationals pile on runs in comeback victory

The Nationals showed Sunday afternoon that they don't have that give-up mentality. They were down by five runs, but scored six in the sixth inning and downed the Giants, 14-6, at Nationals Park.

8/24/2014 | Thornton thriving with Nats by throwing strikes

Nationals reliever Matt Thornton's ability to respond after allowing back-to-back singles leading off the ninth inning Saturday illustrated the 37-year-old's enhanced approach in 2014.

8/24/2014 | Nats face Burnett in quest to extend East lead

The Phillies' A.J. Burnett will face off against Nationals starter Tanner Roark on Monday. The right-hander will look to build on Washington's eight-game lead in the National League East, which marks a season high.

8/23/2014 | Strasburg aiming to keep roll going vs. Giants

At no point this season has Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg gone three straight starts without surrendering more than one earned run in an outing. On Sunday, he'll have a chance to achieve that feat when he faces off against Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong at Nationals Park.

8/23/2014 | Nationals wishing good health for Fister

According to Nationals manager Matt Williams, Doug Fister, who revealed Friday that he had skin cancer removed from his neck recently, is not expected to miss any starts and will pitch Wednesday against the Phillies.

8/23/2014 | Nats call up Schierholtz, option Taylor to Triple-A

The Nationals selected the contract of outfielder Nate Schierholtz on Saturday and optioned prospect Michael Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse.

8/23/2014 | Nats play it safe, end prospect Giolito's season

Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season as part of the organization's protocol regarding players rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, confirmed Saturday.

8/22/2014 | Fister OK after skin-cancer removal procedure

Nationals starter Doug Fister told the media Friday night that the stitches on the right side of his neck resulted from a skin-cancer removal procedure he underwent "a couple days ago."

8/22/2014 | Fister slips up as Giants end Nationals' win streak

Doug Fister fell victim to a pair of home runs and the bullpen struggled as the Nats saw their win streak end at 10 in a 10-3 loss to the Giants on Friday at Nationals Park.

8/22/2014 | Morse has fond memories of time with Nats

Giants outfielder Michael Morse returned to Nationals Park for the first time since the Nationals made him part of a three-team trade that sent him to the Mariners in January 2013.

8/22/2014 | Strasburg armed and ready for stretch run

Two years ago this month, word started spreading that the Nationals were going to shut down Stephen Strasburg for the season.

8/22/2014 | Nats, Tribe both happy with returns on Deadline deal

With less than two hours to spare before the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31, the Nationals and Indians agreed on a deal that sent veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington in exchange for power-hitting prospect Zach Walters.

8/22/2014 | Zimmermann trying to help Nats begin new streak

With the Nationals' 10-game win streak snapped on Friday, Jordan Zimmermann will try to help the club start a new one vs. Tim Lincecum and the Giants on Saturday at Nationals Park.

8/21/2014 | Williams on the hook for Babe impersonation

On Thursday, the Nationals won their 10th consecutive game, meaning manager Matt Williams would have to pay up on his offer to impersonate Babe Ruth.

8/21/2014 | Nats put winning streak on the line against Giants

The Nationals can set a club record on Friday night with an 11th straight victory, but the Giants will do what they can to try to prevent them from doing so. Doug Fister will start for the Nats, while Tim Hudson gets the nod for San Francisco.

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