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Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. (Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Zimmermann, Desmond Lead Nationals Past Braves 2-0

Jordan Zimmermann turned in another dominant performance with two-hit ball over eight innings, Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fourth and the Washington Nationals finally beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-0 Wednesday night.


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Braves Playing With ‘Chip’ On Their Shoulder, Nats Are Not

After being leveled by the Braves and humbled Tuesday night, 8-2, by the Marlins, the Washington Nationals find themselves in an early season fall from grace from preseason expectations. But fear not Nats fans. It’s only April, and they’re still shaking the winter rust off.


Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez reacts after giving up two runs to the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at Nationals Park on April 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Braves Batter Gio, Complete Sweep of Nats

Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons homered, and the Braves cruised to their ninth straight victory Sunday, beating Washington 9-0 to complete a three-game sweep of the defending division champion Nationals.


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Nationals Fall to Hudson, Braves 3-1

Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.


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Braves’ Hudson Leads Braves Past Nats

Tim Hudson tuned up for his opening day start with six scoreless innings and Justin Upton hit a towering home run to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 Thursday night.


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Andrelton Simmons Good Bet To Win Gold Gloves For Braves

Andrelton Simmons is a good bet to win several gold gloves during his career, and he’s shown the ability to stay within himself and make adjustments at the plate.


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Harper Homers in Nats’ 6-5 Win Over Braves

Bryce Harper homered for Washington, Jason Heyward went deep for Atlanta, and the Nationals knocked off the Braves 6-5 in a spring training game Friday night.


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Nats vs. Braves Has All the Makings of Long Rivalry

Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman were walking back to the Atlanta clubhouse, having finishing up a stint in the batting cages on a rainy morning, when they spotted Bryce Harper sitting at the end of the Washington dugout.


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Big 5th Inning Carries Braves Past Detwiler, Nats

Don’t call this just another spring training start for Washington’s Ross Detwiler.


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Trashy Victory for Cardinals Makes Nats St. Louis-Bound

The St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Wild Card round defeat of the Atlanta Braves means the Nationals will travel to St. Louis on Sunday for Game 1 of the NLDS.