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7/26/2016 | Game-ender Lindor sinks Nats' 'pen

Indians manager Terry Francona paid the Nationals the ultimate compliment before Tuesday's game, saying Washington is "built for October baseball." In the opener of this series between potential postseason teams, the Indians looked like they fit that description as well, pulling off a 7-6 walk-off win at Progressive Field.

7/26/2016 | Pipeline preview: Mejia looks to extend streak again

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Wednesday in Minor League action:

7/26/2016 | Cleveland contender clash: Carrasco v. Stras

One of the main reasons the Nationals and Indians are in first place is strong starting pitching, which will be on display Wednesday in a matchup between Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg and Cleveland righty Carlos Carrasco.

7/26/2016 | Strong after rehab start, Ross needs more time

Fresh off his first Minor League rehab outing, Joe Ross joined the Nationals in Cleveland on Tuesday, feeling strong as he nears a potential return.

7/26/2016 | Nationals give rookie Turner chance in center

Nationals manager Dusty Baker had been initially reluctant to start Trea Turner in center field. After all, Turner's experience there was limited after spending much of the season in the Minors playing shortstop and second base.

7/25/2016 | Nats running wild thanks to Lopes

WASHINGTON -- In the third inning of the Nationals' July 16 win over the Pirates, Danny Espinosa timed Pittsburgh righty Gerrit Cole's delivery and took off for third base, sliding in ahead of the tag for his sixth stolen base of the year.

7/24/2016 | Lopez among top prospect performers Sunday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.

7/24/2016 | Giolito sent back to Minors to work on command

When the Nationals sent Lucas Giolito to the Minors after his last Major League start, they pointed to the fact that he would need more work on his offspeed pitches.

7/24/2016 | Nationals option Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse

After Sunday's 10-6 loss to the Padres, the Nationals optioned outfielder Michael Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse.

7/24/2016 | Padres storm past Nationals late in slugfest

The Nationals and Padres found themselves in a slugfest on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. When it was over, the Padres outslugged the Nationals, 10-6.

7/24/2016 | Griffey's sweet swing, personality resonate with Harper

Bryce Harper was just like so many other children who grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s and mimicked Ken Griffey Jr.'s swing while playing ball in the yard.

7/24/2016 | Zimmerman expected to be activated Tuesday

After playing three rehab games for Class A Potomac, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman had the day off on Sunday. However, he is expected to travel with the Nationals to Cleveland after Sunday's game against the Padres and be activated in time to play in Tuesday's game against the Indians.

7/24/2016 | Salazar leads Tribe against first-place Nats

The Nationals will visit Cleveland for a brief two-game series with the Indians beginning Tuesday at Progressive Field, in a battle of two first-place teams.

7/24/2016 | 'Super sick' Drew strong enough to be a hero

Nobody knew if Stephen Drew was strong enough to pinch hit. Over the last three days, he had a bad case of the flu and was unavailable to do anything on the baseball field until Saturday night, and it was big.

7/23/2016 | Triple threat! Drew, Nats walk off on Padres

Stephen Drew had been battling an illness that prevented him from taking an at-bat since Sunday before he roped a walk-off, pinch-hit triple in the ninth inning to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Saturday night at Nationals Park.

7/23/2016 | Baseball's top prospect leads Nats in finale vs. Padres

Top prospect Lucas Giolito will get another crack at facing a Major League lineup when he pitches against the Padres on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

7/23/2016 | Giolito to start for Nats in finale vs. Padres

Right-hander Lucas Giolito, the top prospect according to, will pitch for the Nationals on Sunday against the Padres, manager Dusty Baker announced Saturday.

7/23/2016 | Baker: Changes needed to fix Nats' RISP struggles

For much of this season, Nationals manager Dusty Baker has bemoaned his team's approach in crucial situations, particularly their seeming inability to collect a two-out hit. His latest and perhaps strongest statement on his team's approach came after Friday night's 5-3 loss to the Padres, Washington's fourth loss in five games.

7/22/2016 | Ross, Solis set for rehab outings

Nationals pitchers Sammy Solis and Joe Ross are expected to go on rehab assignments this weekend.

7/22/2016 | Chapman Nats' top target before Trade Deadline

The Nationals continue to have Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman as their top target before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

7/22/2016 | Kemp homers twice in Padres' win over Nats

During the past week, Matt Kemp has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. He launched a pair of homers and drove in four runs Friday night at Nationals Park to help lead the Padres to a 5-3 victory over the Nationals, who have lost four of their last five.

7/22/2016 | Scherzer aims for 11th win as Nats face Padres

When Max Scherzer faces the Padres at Nationals Park on Saturday, he'll look to continue one of the most impressive streaks of his career.

7/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Dahl ready for more Triple-A exposure

Rockies No. 2 prospect David Dahl could continue to rake for Triple-A Albuquerque when he takes on Fresno at 10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

7/21/2016 | End of streak just a blip on Stras' masterful run

Even though Stephen Strasburg had built an unbeaten record through his first 17 starts this season and had not suffered a loss since last September, outings like the one Thursday afternoon that have left the Nationals so encouraged by what the pitcher he has become.

7/21/2016 | Turner, Dodgers hand Strasburg 1st loss of '16

The Dodgers showed on Thursday afternoon that right-hander Stephen Strasburg is not invincible, as Justin Turner took the Nats righty deep twice to lead Los Angeles to a 6-3 win at Nationals Park. The Dodgers won two out of three games in the series.

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