Max Scherzer pitches into the seventh but Washington squanders chances in a 5-1 loss at St. Louis.

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Max Scherzer pitches into the seventh but Washington squanders chances in a 5-1 loss at St. Louis.

Hale managed the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 and 2016 and had a 148-176 record before he was fired.

Patrick Corbin was solid, the bullpen tossed three scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs lost, giving the Nationals a lift in the wild-card race.

The manager will rejoin the team when he's cleared to travel, and that could be as soon as this weekend's series in Miami.

  • Analysis

Two series between the NL Central’s top teams could become the league’s most important to end the season — and the Nationals should be thankful they’re happening.

Washington’s 4-2 loss in St. Louis helps the Cubs and Brewers pull closer for the final playoff spots in the National League.

Martinez felt chest pains and underwent a cardiac catheterization Monday, GM Mike Rizzo said. Chip Hale will manage the team Monday in St. Louis.

  • Analysis

The Nationals have a slim lead over the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers with two weeks left in the regular season.

Everything we know about the pitch that hit Culberson in the face, and the disputed review that followed.

Martinez went to a nearby hospital to be checked out Sunday. He is still expected to join the Nationals in St. Louis for a three-game series beginning Monday.

Kendrick provided the game’s two most important hits to complement seven dominant, scoreless innings from Sánchez in a sweep-averting, standings-maintaining victory.

Manager Dave Martinez did not hesitate in saying he sees a potential spot for the right-hander on the playoff roster.

After a strong start from Austin Voth, relievers combine to yield nine runs.

  • Perspective

What neither GM Mike Rizzo nor ownership provided will be granted by the calendar turning to October, when the rotation’s three aces will be options as relievers.

The Nationals' best catcher is progressing, but still has an uncertain timeline to return from right elbow inflammation.

Max Scherzer shows only flashes of his Cy Young form in 5-0 loss to Braves as Cubs trim Nationals’ wild-card lead.

  • Analysis

The Nationals need their ace to show that the progress with his stuff is sustainable, because they’re relying on him.

  • Perspective

In the midst of a month against playoff-worthy competition, Washington could emerge resilient, or reduced.

Infielder cut loose by Rangers just keeps producing as Washington takes two of three from AL Central leaders.

Suzuki left Saturday's game in Atlanta after feeling pain following a throw to second.

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