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Zimmerman’s change has been smooth

Zimmerman’s change has been smooth

Washington mainstay’s switch from third has gone well and he is turning into one of the better first basemen around.

Jayson Werth likely out until August with injured wrist

Jayson Werth likely out until August with injured wrist

The left fielder is expected to be out until August until his wrist heals.

Cleveland Indians shave heads to support Mike Aviles’s daughter while she fights leukemia

Cleveland Indians shave heads to support Mike Aviles’s daughter while she fights leukemia

Deemed a “team thing,” the players started shaving their heads last weekend and continued till everyone’s locks were lopped.

Three MLB pitchers being burned by run support

Three MLB pitchers being burned by run support

Jake Odorizzi is doing everything right when he takes the mound for the Rays.

More on Max Scherzer’s dominance at the mound, proficiency at the plate

More on Max Scherzer’s dominance at the mound, proficiency at the plate

Scherzer, obsessed with improvement, shined again Wednesday.

Bryce Harper’s hot streak is even crazier than you think

Bryce Harper’s hot streak is even crazier than you think

Harper can’t stop hitting home runs.

‘King’ Felix Hernandez is earning his royal nickname this season

‘King’ Felix Hernandez is earning his royal nickname this season

Batters have just three hits -- all singles -- against his curve this season in 28 at bats plus 13 strikeouts.

Throwback Thursday: Senators play first night game in D.C. baseball history

On this day 74 years ago, D.C. saw its first night baseball game.

Casey Janssen ‘shows what type of marbles he has’

Casey Janssen ‘shows what type of marbles he has’

The veteran reliever showed his mettle in Wednesday night’s win over the Cubs.

Bryce Harper and Matt Williams have their own special home run celebration

Bryce Harper and Matt Williams have their own special home run celebration

Even the manager is in on Harper’s handshakes.

Scherzer, Harper lead Nats past Cubs

Scherzer, Harper lead Nats past Cubs

Max Scherzer has been the National League’s most untouchable starting pitcher, Bryce Harper its most lethal hitter. Both lifted the Nationals to their ninth straight series win.

Anthony Rendon plays five innings, Doug Fister begins throwing

Anthony Rendon plays five innings, Doug Fister begins throwing

Rendon played five innings in Florida Wednesday, while Doug Fister and Sammy Solis began throwing in Potomac.

Five reasons — other than Bryce Harper — for the Nationals’ surge in May

Five reasons — other than Bryce Harper — for the Nationals’ surge in May

Denard Span’s unlikely power and Wilson Ramos staying healthy have been key to Washington going 20-6 since late April.

Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 46

Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 46

Discuss tonight’s showdown of aces -- Jon Lester and Max Scherzer -- here.

Jayson Werth to visit ‘his guy’ to have wrist evaluated

Jayson Werth to visit ‘his guy’ to have wrist evaluated

The Nationals left fielder will visit the doctor who has treated his wrist injuries throughout his career.

ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe sings ‘root, root, root for the Cubbies’ during Nats-Cubs broadcast

ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe sings ‘root, root, root for the Cubbies’ during Nats-Cubs broadcast

Former Cubs pitcher was working the game as an analyst for ESPN.

When it comes to Racing Presidents, is Thomas Jefferson the new Teddy?

When it comes to Racing Presidents, is Thomas Jefferson the new Teddy?

Let Tom Win? As Jefferson struggles in Nats Presidents races, a new campaign could be born.

Bryce Harper leads all NL players in All-Star Game voting so far

Bryce Harper leads all NL players in All-Star Game voting so far

The Nationals outfielder leads all NL players with 1.116 million votes so far.

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What is it about Stephen Strasburg that makes baseball observers see red?

What is it about Stephen Strasburg that makes baseball observers see red?

Nationals pitcher’s mental makeup doesn’t match his physical gifts, but he deserves time to grow.

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant talk facing each other as kids and nicknames

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant talk facing each other as kids and nicknames

Harper and Bryant like to see other Las Vegas guys doing well.

Rubber game showdown: Max Scherzer vs. Jon Lester

Rubber game showdown: Max Scherzer vs. Jon Lester

In a matchup of this winter’s most prized free agent pitchers, Jon Lester and Max Scherzer will face off in the rubber game tonight at Wrigley.

Royals and Astros have taken two different approaches to hitting

Royals and Astros have taken two different approaches to hitting

This is why baseball is called the thinking man’s game.

Why Bryce Harper is right about Mike Trout

Why Bryce Harper is right about Mike Trout

In what could be considered a down year for Trout, he is batting .292 with a .384 on base percentage and .538 slugging

Jordan Zimmermann grinds out seven innings

Jordan Zimmermann grinds out seven innings

The Nationals right-hander hasn’t always had his best stuff, but knows how to work around that as well as anyone.

Cubs takes advantage of Nats’ mistakes

Cubs takes advantage of Nats’ mistakes

Bryce Harper hits his 17th homer, but a base running mistake and defensive lapse in ninth prove costly.

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. apologizes for saying fans ‘don’t understand the game’

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. apologizes for saying fans ‘don’t understand the game’

Someone doesn’t seem to understand when not to antagonize the frustrated fan base of a struggling team.

Jayson Werth not ready to swing, Nationals rotating outfielders to fill in

Jayson Werth not ready to swing, Nationals rotating outfielders to fill in

The Nationals left fielder is back with the team, but still not ready to swing a bat.

Anthony Rendon plays three innings, Doug Fister scheduled to throw tomorrow

Anthony Rendon plays three innings, Doug Fister scheduled to throw tomorrow

Rendon played three innings in Viera today, while Fister is scheduled to start throwing Wednesday.

Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 46

Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 46

Discuss tonight’s Nationals-Cubs game, which matches Jordan Zimmermann and Kyle Hendricks, here.

MLB shoots back at MASN over Rob Manfred’s comments

MLB shoots back at MASN over Rob Manfred’s comments

The back-and-forth continues while a New York Supreme Court judge’s decision is awaited.

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A veteran works through the grind

With more than 1,100 major league games under his belt, how does Ryan Zimmerman prepare for 162 games in 182 days?

First and 17

Inside the season with the nation’s top-rated football prospect, Woodbridge’s Da’Shawn Hand.

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