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9/15/2014 | Nats go with Roark in first chance to clinch division

If the Nationals win one of their two remaining games at Turner Field this week, the Braves will have to watch their rivals celebrate winning the National League East on their home turf. If that was not incentive enough, Atlanta is hanging on by a thread in the NL Wild Card race as it sends Aaron Harang to the hill to face Washington's Tanner Roark on Tuesday night.

9/15/2014 | Harper exits game after feeling lightheaded

Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper left Monday's game against the Braves in the top of the fourth inning after feeling lightheaded. According to manager Matt Williams, Harper may have caught the same bug that third baseman Anthony Rendon and first baseman Adam LaRoche dealt with recently.

9/15/2014 | LaRoche honored to be Man of Year Award finalist

Adam LaRoche is one of six players -- Carlos Beltran, Josh Hamilton, Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Max Scherzer are the others -- to be selected by fans as finalists for 2014 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.

9/15/2014 | Nats have plan for Zim in instructional league games

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is currently in Viera, Fla., to start playing in simulated games with instructional league players starting Tuesday. Zimmerman spent Monday having a full workout at the team's Spring Training facility. In the first game, Zimmerman will play three innings at first base.

9/15/2014 | Zimmermann meets Hall of Famer Aaron in Atlanta

Before Monday's game against the Braves, Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had the pleasure of meeting Hall of Famer Hank Aaron at Turner Field.

9/15/2014 | Battery charges Nationals toward NL East crown

The magic number is now 2. That is the combined number of Nats wins and Braves losses needed for the Nationals to win the National League East after Monday night's 4-2 Washington victory at Turner Field. Stephen Strasburg tossed seven shutout innings and had an RBI single, while Wilson Ramos homered in the series-opening win.

9/14/2014 | After jacking homer, Ramos ready for postseason action

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos made it clear after the team's 3-0 victory over the Mets on Sunday afternoon that he wants to play in the postseason.

9/14/2014 | Braves set to host Nats in crucial division matchup

The Nats will try to inch closer to winning the NL East when they send out Stephen Strasburg to face Ervin Santana and the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta will try to gain ground in the Wild Card race.

9/14/2014 | Ramos, Zimmermann fuel Nats' win over Mets

Wilson Ramos' two-run homer in the seventh was enough to back Jordan Zimmermann's 6 2/3 scoreless frames, as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 3-0, at Citi Field on Sunday.

9/14/2014 | Span eyeing more milestones this season

Nationals center fielder Denard Span reached a personal milestone on Friday, when he stole his 30th base of the season. But Span has two other goals he would like to reach before the regular season ends.

9/14/2014 | Soriano discovers form during recent relief work

Nationals right-hander Rafael Soriano, who spent most of the season as the team's closer, entered Saturday night's 10-3 victory over the Mets in a mop-up role. In his last two outings, Soriano has pitched two shutout innings.

9/13/2014 | Desmond in exclusive SS club with third 20/20

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond set a personal milestone in Saturday night's game against the Mets, as he reached the 20/20 (homers and stolen bases) plateau for the third straight season.

9/13/2014 | Rendon stays humble swinging a red-hot bat

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has performed like the club's Most Valuable Player this season. Not only has he done the job offensively, but he plays Gold Glove-caliber defense at third and second base. But one would never know it based on his personality. After great games, Rendon is a man of few words.

9/13/2014 | Zimmerman looking to play instructional games

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to travel to Viera Fla., after Sunday's game against Mets, to start playing instructional league games by Tuesday, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 23 because of a Grade 3 hamstring strain.

9/13/2014 | Nats employ Zimmermann in their playoff chase

Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals will seek a series victory and to inch closer to playoff spot when they take on Jon Niese and the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field.

9/13/2014 | Nats blast Mets to trim magic number to six

Doug Fister fired six solid innings, while Bryce Harper's two-run jack set an early tone as the Nats reduced their magic number in the NL East to six with a 10-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night.

9/13/2014 | Nats will be watching scoreboard as they face Mets

Doug Fister will try to shrink the Nationals' magic number when he takes the mound opposite fellow righty Zack Wheeler on Saturday.

9/13/2014 | Span attains milestone with 30th steal

Denard Span reached a personal milestone in the ninth inning of Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mets, stealing his 30th base of the season.

9/12/2014 | Nats' Citi Field winning streak snapped

The Nationals' 12-game winning streak at Citi Field came to an end as they were edged by the Mets, 4-3, on Friday night.

9/12/2014 | Two reviews go visitors' way in Nats-Mets

For the second time this week, the orange line at the top of Citi Field's left-field wall created a moment of confusion, resulting in the first of two reviews over the course of several minutes that went in the Nationals' favor.

9/12/2014 | Recovering from flu, Werth gets night off

Jayson Werth was not in Friday's lineup against the Mets due to, as manager Matt Williams put it, "dead legs." The scheduled day off was also needed because Werth is recovering from the flu.

9/12/2014 | Gonzalez, Williams clear the air after Gio pulled

Gio Gonzalez pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and striking out seven. But he wasn't happy when manager Matt Williams took him out of the game with two outs in the seventh, and he expressed his displeasure by slamming the ball in Williams' hand.

9/12/2014 | Werth keeps cool after getting plunked on arm

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon and manager Terry Collins were ejected after Jayson Werth was hit by a pitch on his left arm Thursday night. It came directly after Anthony Rendon's home run, and Werth stayed focused on task at hand.

9/11/2014 | LaRoche, Rendon supply power to rattle Mets

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered as the Nationals pounded the Mets, 6-2, on Thursday night for their 12th consecutive victory at Citi Field. Washington's magic number to win the NL East title is now at nine.

9/11/2014 | Umps confirm Rendon's HR with brief review

Mets manager Terry Collins' contention of a home run call Thursday night at Citi Field initiated a crew-chief review, and it took replay officials only 54 seconds to determine that Anthony Rendon's line drive indeed cleared the wall in left.

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