Finnegan, 29, made the majors this summer after seven years in the minors. He wished his family could have seen it first-hand.

Luis Garcia, the youngest player in MLB, delivers after Daniel Hudson blows the save in the bottom of the ninth.

Team puts potential closer-in-waiting Tanner Rainey on IL before falling, 6-1, at Tampa Bay.


The reliever, who will turn 34 this month, wants to keep pitching for Dave Martinez.

The Nationals got off to a very bad start in 2020. But this time there was no turnaround.

Max Scherzer allows a pair of two-run homers in the sixth, and the Nationals lose, 8-4.

Atlanta’s Ian Anderson is dominant as Nationals fall, 2-1, after leaving bases loaded in the ninth.

Dansby Swanson’s eighth-inning home run seals a 7-6 Atlanta win, halts any momentum the Nationals were building.

The Nationals know what they have in Trea Turner. But they have long invested in big-name pitchers before shelling out for homegrown position players.

  • Perspective

For stressed-out players, baseball in the time of coronavirus is lonely, disorienting and not always very much fun

Washington got ahead early, held on through some mid-inning speed bumps and completed a two-game sweep.

Max Scherzer goes seven innings, leaving a taxed bullpen with a more manageable task in a 6-1 win over the Rays.

The Nationals, who lost to Atlanta, 10-3, on Sunday, are now 14-25.

  • Analysis

The Nationals hold a 2021 club option for Dave Martinez. Mike Rizzo is looking beyond that.

Washington’s third baseman went 1 for 4 with two runs and an RBI as Washington scored a victory in Atlanta.

Mike Rizzo's contract had been set to expire at the end of this season.

Trea Turner’s homer in the sixth snaps a tie and two late insurance runs in the seventh turn crucial in 10-9 win over Braves.

Sacrifice fly in 10th inning dooms Washington to a 6-5 defeat in Philadelphia, extending losing streak to six.

Max Scherzer, the team’s ace, yields three runs in six innings but a lifeless offense offers nothing in a fifth straight loss.

  • Perspective

Turner fits right in with the best shortstops in Major League Baseball — and he might be getting better.

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