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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

Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals celebrates solo home run in the seventh inning, to give the Nationals the lead, during a baseball against the Colorado Rockies on July 2, 2014 at Nationals Park. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Desmond’s Homer Lifts Nats Past Rockies 4-3

After a replay review, Ian Desmond’s solo homer provided the go-ahead run and the Washington Nationals rallied from a three-run deficit for 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night, sweeping the three-game series.

07/02/2014

Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals hits a bases loaded two-run single in the top of the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 9, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman scored on the single. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Desmond Has 5 RBIs as Strasburg, Nats Top Giants

Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

06/10/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 24:  Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Ian Desmond #20 after scoring on a RBI single int eh fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park May 24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Nationals Top Pirates 5-2, End 4-Game Skid

Ian Desmond hit a pair of run-scoring singles to lead Washington to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, snapping the Nationals’ four-game losing streak.

05/25/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Ian Desmond #20 after scoring in the third inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on May 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Wilson Ramos Drives in 4, Nationals Beat Mets 6-3

Wilson Ramos drove in four runs and Ian Desmond homered to help Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday.

05/18/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 14: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals high fives teammates in the dugout after hiting a solo home-run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 14, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nationals Knock Off D-Backs 5-1

Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore each lined two-run singles in the ninth inning to break open a close game, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Wednesday.

05/14/2014

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Werth HR Helps Nats Rally Past Marlins, 6-3

Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Wednesday.

04/16/2014

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on April 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Strasburg, Werth Help Nationals Beat Marlins 7-1

Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 in 6 2-3 innings on a day Washington really needed to rest its relievers, and Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond homered, leading the Nationals past the Miami Marlins 7-1 Thursday for a three-game sweep.

04/10/2014

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Nats Desmond Has HR Changed to 2B on Replay Review

Ian Desmond’s inside-the-park homer was overturned on replay review and changed to a ground-rule double in the fifth inning of Washington’s game against Atlanta on Friday.

04/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a double in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Three of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Shortstop

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at shortstop for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/05/2014

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