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8/4/2015 | Nats fend off D-backs late to end slide

The Nationals showed they are going give the Mets a battle in the National League East on Tuesday night. After blowing an early three-run lead, Washington fought back to defeat the D-backs, 5-4, thanks to an eighth-inning single by Wilson Ramos.

8/4/2015 | Rubby, Gio rolling into D-backs-Nats matchup

Rubby De La Rosa and Gio Gonzalez, two of the National League's best starters since the All-Star break, will meet at Nationals Park on Wednesday for the third of four games between Arizona and Washington.

8/4/2015 | Nats, Reds to make up rainout Sept. 28

After a sustained downpour rained out their July 8 meeting, the Nationals and Reds will make up the game on Sept. 28 at 3:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.

8/4/2015 | Strasburg returns from Triple-A rehab stint

Stephen Strasburg returned to the Nationals on Tuesday afternoon, one day after he struck out 11 in his second rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse.

8/4/2015 | Fister struggles with command of sinker

Doug Fister's start on Monday night, a six-inning outing in which he allowed five runs and three home runs, was the latest hiccup in what has become the Nationals right-hander's most difficult season in the Major Leagues.

8/4/2015 | Nats hoping big blast sparks Zim's bat

Ryan Zimmerman's seventh home run of 2015 was a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth Monday night, sparking a Nationals rally that fell short. "Zim, I think he needed that one," right fielder Bryce Harper said.

8/3/2015 | Godley dazzles as D-backs hold off Nats

The D-backs smacked four home runs and got another outstanding performance from right-hander Zack Godley as they beat the Nationals, 6-4, on Monday night at Nationals Park.

8/3/2015 | Nats turn to Scherzer against D-backs

With the NL East race tightened, Washington will look to its ace, Max Scherzer, to produce yet another quality start Tuesday night in Game 2 of a four-game set against the D-backs, who counter with lefty Patrick Corbin.

8/3/2015 | Strasburg sharp in second rehab start

Stephen Strasburg made his second rehab start Monday night, bringing the Nationals one step closer to having their entire core back together.

8/3/2015 | NL East set up for thrilling two-team race

And the race is on. By completing a sweep of the Nationals on Sunday night at Citi Field, the Mets moved into a virtual tie for first place in the National League East.

8/3/2015 | Zimmermann stung by one bad inning vs. Mets

Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was solid in five of the six innings he pitched in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Mets. However, the third inning sent Zimmermann on his way to his seventh loss.

8/3/2015 | Nationals not about to push the panic button

After getting swept this weekend at Citi Field, the Nationals are now in a virtual tie for first place with the Mets in the National League East. But after watching his team lose, 5-2, to New York on Sunday night, manager Matt Williams refused to push the panic button.

8/2/2015 | Nats vet Fister, D-backs rookie Godley meet in opener

The D-backs and Nationals open a four-game series Monday night with rookie right-hander Zack Godley facing off against veteran right-hander Doug Fister at Nationals Park.

8/2/2015 | Nats' offense having tough time in series vs. Mets

The Nationals' offense has struggled against the Mets in the first two games of an important three-game series this weekend. In those two games, the Nationals scored a combined three runs and went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

8/2/2015 | Ross proving to teammates he belongs in bigs

Nationals right-hander Joe Ross continued to show that he has a bright future. During Washington's 3-2 loss Saturday, Ross gave the Mets a battle, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six.

8/1/2015 | Mets cut gap to just 1 game: Duda, Duda

A billboard greeted fans coming off the Grand Central Parkway on Saturday, trumpeting Yoenis Cespedes' arrival in Queens. But it was an old face, Lucas Duda, who almost single-handedly lifted the Mets to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Nationals, moving New York within a game of first place in the National League East.

8/1/2015 | Syndergaard, Mets look to join Nats atop NL East

Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard and Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann face off Sunday at 8:08 p.m. ET at Citi Field, where the new-look Mets look to earn a share of the National League East lead in the finale of a pivotal three-game series.

8/1/2015 | Span begins participating in baseball activities

The Nationals received great news on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field before their 3-2 loss to the Mets. Center fielder Denard Span participated in baseball activities for the first time since being placed on the disabled list on July 10 because of back tightness.

8/1/2015 | Cespedes to make Mets debut behind deGrom

When Yoenis Cespedes arrives at Citi Field on Saturday as the newest member of the New York Mets, he will represent the club's most significant non-waiver Trade Deadline acquisition in more than a decade and find himself in the middle of a pennant race. Jacob deGrom squares off with Nationals righty Joe Ross.

8/1/2015 | Gio works out of trouble, allows 1 run in short outing

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez labored during the Nationals' 2-1 loss to the Mets on Friday night. Gonzalez had a tough time throwing strikes, needing 105 pitches to record 14 outs with four walks, but he kept the Nationals in the game by only allowing one run.

8/1/2015 | Harper ejected after striking out in 11th inning

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper can get heated when he's upset, and it showed during Friday's 2-1 loss to the Mets. With the score tied at 1 in the 11th inning, Harper was called out on strikes against New York reliever Hansel Robles and was then ejected for arguing.