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71-47, 1st in NL East
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Texas loves the long ball

Aaron Judge may have smacked a 457-foot moon shot, but two of the five longest home runs hit on Wednesday came off the bat of Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre, who both play for Texas teams.

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Year of the long ball

MLB fans have been treated to a season full of hitters showing off their power at the plate. The influx of home runs has put the Astros, Nationals and a few other teams on pace to shatter their respective franchise records for HRs hit in a single season.


Valbuena, Calhoun homer to lift Angels past Nationals 3-2

Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a rocky first inning before exiting with an injury and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday to split their two-game series.

Calhoun puts Angels up for good with 2-run shot (0:24)
Zimmerman puts Nats up early with 2-run HR (0:28)
Murphy's acrobatic grab gets Nats out of bases-loaded jam (0:20)
Kendrick blasts two homers against his former team (0:43)
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Power Rankings: Nats inch closer to Dodgers

Losing Bryce Harper is sure to be a setback for Washington, but perhaps Michael Taylor's impending return could serve to soften the blow.

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Ranking contender managers: Dusty Baker

Baker has never been shy about leaving arms out there on the mound, something he's often been criticized for.


Kendrick lifts Nationals with walk-off slam

Howie Kendrick hit a game-ending grand slam in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday in the finale of a day-night doubleheader.

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Nationals can't seem to stay healthy

Washington caught a break when Bryce Harper's knee injury turned out to be minor, but even so, it's not like the Nationals needed any more health concerns to worry about.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo conceded earlier today that last night's wet conditions may have contributed to Bryce Harper's injury. But he quickly pointed out that players can and have slipped on even dry bases before.

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Bryce Harper: "If we were in the playoffs, I'd tape it up and hobble as best as I could." But he adds that he wants to be 100 percent healthy when he does return. He also says the World Series and an individual award (likely the MVP) remain on his mind.

Harper wants to be 100% upon return (2:02)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Dusty Baker was direct in his optimism of Bryce Harper's potential late-season return: "He will be back before the end of the season." The team still isn't sure of an official timetable for Harper's return. In terms of the bevy of injuries the Nats are dealing with, Dusty added, "It'll be like getting a whole fresh, new team if all goes right. ... The cavalry is coming. From watching all the cowboy and war movies, I believe in the cavalry."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Harper on his first thoughts late Saturday night: "I don't like wet bases." Added that it felt like he was slipping in the shower. Asked what could change with respect to bettering the conditions of wet bases and a wet field, Harper said succinctly: "I don't think anything can change."


Harper-less Nats lose doubleheader opener to Giants 4-2

Chris Stratton struck out a career-high 10 in 6 2/3 shutout innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat Washington 4-2 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader, the Nationals' first game following Bryce Harper's knee injury.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.998th
Quality Starts761st
Batting Average.2743rd
On Base Percentage.3383rd
Slugging Percentage.4702nd

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