• Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

    CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals’ mental and physical strength. Matt Williams said he was impressed his NL East-leading team finally found a way to win. Wilson Ramos’ bases-loaded single sparked Washington’s three-run 11th inning, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves…

  • Burnett, Sandberg ejected in 2nd inning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and manager Ryne Sandberg were ejected in the second inning of Saturday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. After giving up a three-run homer to Anthony Rendon, Burnett’s first pitch to Jayson Werth was called a ball. Burnett said something and motioned to home plate umpire…

  • Nationals youth academy opens inaugural summer session

    As the sun beats down on the gated baseball diamonds inside the
    Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, half the campers are outside honing
    their hitting skills, while the other half are inside defining the acronym

  • Local exec doubles as grand champion whistler

    Maybe he whistles while he works? By day Chris Ullman is director of Global Communications for the Carlyle Group in the District but he is also a four-time International whistling champion

  • Nationals head groundskeeper: Weather ‘roller coaster ride’ makes field prep difficult

    The cold winter weather has taken its toll on D.C. area residents
    including John Turnour, the Washington National\’s head groundskeeper.For him, it\’s been a constant battle to make sure the field at Nationals Park is
    in tip-top shape for the team\’s home opener Friday afternoon.

  • What it takes to be a Nats racing president

    It involves strength, stamina and a 50-lb. foam head. The Washington
    Nationals held tryouts for their racing presidential mascots Saturday.

  • Nats playoff game to impact afternoon traffic

    Commuters are urged to change their travel plans
    they typically travel near the stadium.

  • Police create new traffic patterns for Nats playoff games

    Cathy Lanier, D.C.\’s police chief, says it won\’t
    be like regular season games for fans who drive to
    the ball park.

  • Tickets for Tuesday night’s Nats game won’t go to waste

    The Washington Nationals postponed their Tuesday
    evening game due to storms. But disappointed fans
    may still be able to get their baseball fix.

  • Nats closer Clippard looks forward to facing Jeter

    Nats closer Tyler Clippard works out with Derek
    Jeter of the Yankees. But Clippard, a former
    Yankee, has never faced Jeter while on the mound.
    That may change this weekend.

  • Jackson and Zimmerman shine as Nats shut out Astros

    Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in two runs and Mark Teahen also drove in a pair as the Nationals walloped the Astros 8-0 at Space Coast Stadium.

  • G-oh, Nats beat the Braves

    Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in his first start of the spring while Jayson Werth and Mark DeRosa each homered as the Nationals beat the Braves 5-2.