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Bryce Harper celebrates while scoring the winning run in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park on August 20, 2014. The Nationals won 3-2, their ninth win in a row.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Nationals Win 9th in Row, Nip D-backs in 9th

Bryce Harper has a suggestion for those looking for the perfect word to describe the Washington Nationals’ recent run of walk-off victories and nine straight wins overall.

08/21/2014

Injured third baseman Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals watches from the dugout as his team beats the Philadelphia Phillies 11-0 at Nationals Park on August 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Still No Timetable for Ryan Zimmerman’s Return from Disabled List

Matt Williams will stick with Soriano as the Nats’ closer, continues to mentor Harper on baserunning, and gives injury update on Zimmerman.

08/20/2014

Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nationals Win 8th Straight, Beat Diamondbacks 8-1

After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

08/19/2014

Nate McLouth #15 of the Washington Nationals bats against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Nationals defeated the Cubs 3-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nate McLouth to Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will miss the remainder of the season with a torn labrum, the club announced Tuesday afternoon.

08/19/2014

Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals hugs teammate Jayson Werth #28 after hitting a walk-off solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eleventh inning at Nationals Park on August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 5-4, in the eleventh inning. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Surging Nationals Walk-Off for Third Straight Night; Watch ‘Em All (Videos)

Adam LaRoche’s 11th-inning solo home run gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, in walk-off fashion for the 3rd straight night, stretching baseball’s longest winning streak to seven games.

08/19/2014

Adam LaRoche is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th inning at Nationals Park on August 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LaRoche Homer Lifts Nats Over Diamondbacks in 11

Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win.

08/18/2014

Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals pours water over his head after being taken out of the game in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Cal Ripken: Nationals Should ‘Minimize’ Soriano’s Role as Closer

Rafael Soriano blew his fifth save of the season for the Nationals Sunday night, and Cal Ripken Jr. says the answer to the increasing liability he presents may be to “back him off” of the closer role a bit.

08/18/2014

Scott Hairston #7 of the Washington Nationals is mobbed by teammates after driving in the game-winning run in the 11th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Surging Into Home Stretch of 2014 Season

With the Nationals securing the National League’s best record, for the time being, here’s a layman’s guide to what fans can expect in the team’s final 40 games.

08/18/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 17:  Scott Hairston #7 of the Washington Nationals is doused with gatorade after driving in the game-winning run in the 11th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hairston’s SF Lifts Nationals Past Pirates In 11

Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston’s sacrifice fly with one out in the 11th inning scored Jayson Werth to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night and complete a three-game sweep.

08/17/2014

Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Come Back in 8th, 9th to Top Pirates 4-3

After Adam LaRoche’s two-run homer in the eighth tied the game, and Wilson Ramos’ ground-rule double in the ninth won it, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams called his club “tenacious.”

08/17/2014

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