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7/22/2014 | Strasburg eyes sweep against De La Rosa, Rockies

Stephen Strasburg will try to pick up the Nationals' fifth straight win in Wednesday afternoon's game at Coors Field against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies.

7/22/2014 | LaRoche's homer lifts Nats to fourth straight win

Adam LaRoche, who entered Tuesday hitting just .130 in July, clubbed a three-run, tie-breaking home run off reliever Rex Brothers in the seventh inning, the key swing in the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.

7/22/2014 | Zimmermann looks to shake off injury vs. Rockies

Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann will return to the mound Tuesday against the Rockies for the first time since sustaining a biceps strain on July 11 in Philadelphia, taking on the Rockies' rookie left-hander Yohan Flande.

7/21/2014 | Desmond's five hits, two-run homer spark Nationals

Ian Desmond tied a career high with five hits, including a two-run home run into the left-field seats that sparked a four-run fourth inning and helped the Nationals beat the Rockies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game series in front of 33,082.

7/21/2014 | Harper heating up, but gets day off from Nats' lineup

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was held out of manager Matt Williams' lineup for a day of rest on Monday, when first-place Washington began a three-game series with the Rockies.

7/21/2014 | LaRoche picks up first multi-hit game of July

Adam LaRoche broke an 0-for-16 slump for the Nationals' first baseman with a second-inning single. He added another single in the fifth for his first multi-hit game since June 28.

7/20/2014 | Gio records 1,000th career strikeout

Gio Gonzlaez entered his start on Sunday against the Brewers with 995 career strikeouts -- 511 as an Athletic and 484 as a National. It only took him 2 1/3 innings to reach the 1,000-strikeout milestone.

7/20/2014 | Blevins continues to struggle against righties

Jerry Blevins has been dominant against left-handed hitters in 2014. However, he's fared dramatically worse against righties.

7/20/2014 | Ramos enjoying success at the bottom of the order

Bryce Harper returned to the Nationals' lineup on June 30 after missing two months because of a torn left thumb ligament. As a result, Wilson Ramos -- Washington's Opening-Day cleanup hitter -- has been forced to move down in the order.

7/20/2014 | As season continues, standings start to stand out

Over the course of 162 games, when do players focus on their position amongst division rivals? "Usually around August," Denard Span said. "You start to kind of see who's going to be in and who's not going to be in it."

7/20/2014 | Fister leads rolling Nats into Colorado vs. Morales

Doug Fister hopes to pick up where he left off at the All-Star break when he leads the Nationals into Colorado to square off against Franklin Morales and the Rockies on Monday night.

7/20/2014 | Nats take series from Crew on Werth's walk-off double

Jayson Werth's walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Brewers at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.

7/19/2014 | Replay confirms out at plate in Nats-Brewers contest

Second-base umpire Bill Miller issued a crew chief review in the bottom of the first inning of Saturday night's contest between the Nationals and Brewers.

7/19/2014 | Zimmermann looks good in session, will start Tuesday

Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had a bullpen session Saturday afternoon without any problems and is scheduled to pitch Tuesday night against the Rockies.

7/19/2014 | Major Deadline moves currently seem unlikely for Nats

The Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away and it seems hard to believe that the Nationals would make a big trade before July 31. They don't have a glaring weakness except for their bench.

7/19/2014 | Gallardo looks to save Crew's bullpen in series finale

After Matt Garza recorded just one out on Saturday, the Brewers are hoping Yovani Gallardo can go deep into Sunday afternoon's series finale against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals in Washington.

7/19/2014 | Big night from offense moves Nats back into first

The Nationals are back in a first-place tie with the Braves after pounding the Brewers, 8-3, at Nationals Park on Saturday night. Atlanta opened the door with a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia at Turner Field.

7/19/2014 | Span, Nats visit D.C. libraries to read to children

Center fielder Denard Span and three other members of the Nationals on Saturday read to kids enrolled in the D.C. Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program.

7/19/2014 | Storen, Stammen get gloves clipped on the hill

Both Craig Stammen and reliever Drew Storen were forced to trim their laces on Friday night, as mandated by home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild.

7/18/2014 | Roenicke gets call at first overturned on challenge

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke saw his "winning streak" extended to five when he won a replay challenge during Friday's second-half opener against the Nationals.

7/18/2014 | Interference call leads to confusion in Nats-Crew game

Manager Matt Williams got a call changed in the bottom of the first inning Friday night against the Brewers, but he didn't need replay.

7/18/2014 | Gio's canceled flight forces rotation changes

Manager Matt Williams was forced to make changes to his starting rotation coming out of the All-Star break after Gio Gonzalez missed the Nationals' workout Thursday night because of a cancelled flight.

7/18/2014 | Tweaked stance pays off immediately for Harper

There's no place like home. Just ask Bryce Harper. The Nationals outfielder returned to Las Vegas during the All-Star break to spend some much-anticipated time with his family. He arrived on Sunday and left on Thursday.

7/18/2014 | Roark moved up to square off against Garza, Crew

Tanner Roark was moved up in the rotation after travel issues broke up Gio Gonzalez's routine. The Nats will square off against Matt Garza, who looks to pick up a series victory in Washington on Saturday night.

7/18/2014 | Nationals unable to find big hit, drop out of first

On June 25, right-hander Stephen Strasburg was hit hard as the Brewers pounded the Nationals, 9-2, at Miller Park. On Friday night, Strasburg wasn't bad against Milwaukee at Nationals Park, but the Nationals still lost the game, 4-2.

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