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Jayson Werth celebrates with his teammates as he jumps on home plate to score on his solo game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the NLDS.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Werth Every Penny: Nats Avoid Elimination in Dramatic Fashion

Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn’s 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series.

106.7 The Fan–10/11/2012

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Five Reasons The Washington Nationals Can Still Beat The St. Louis Cardinals In Game 4 Of The NLDS

The Washington Nationals will try to stave off elimination in Game Four of the NLDS Thursday afternoon in D.C. against the St. Louis Cardinals. Here are five reasons why the Nationals can still win the NLDS.

10/11/2012

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Carpenter Pitches Cardinals Past Nationals 8-0 for 2-1 Lead

Taking the mound for only the fourth time in 2012, missing a rib after surgery to cure numbness on his right side, the 37-year-old Carpenter pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, rookie Pete Kozma delivered a three-run homer, and the defending champion Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their NL division series.

106.7 The Fan–10/10/2012

Michael Morse and Jayson Werth celebrate after Morse scores a run in the eighth inning against the St Louis Cardinals during Game One of the National League Division Series.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Nationals Win Game 1 of NLDS, Beat Cardinals 3-2

The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth and Washington beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener.

106.7 The Fan–10/07/2012

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Nationals Cheer In Defeat As 2012 NL East Champions

Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East.

106.7 The Fan–10/01/2012

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Gio Wins 20, Nats Crush Brewers 10-4

Gio Gonzalez became the majors’ first 20-game winner in 2012, and the first pitcher for a Washington baseball team with 200 strikeouts since Walter Johnson in 1916, taking a shutout into the sixth inning Saturday to help the Nationals close in on their first NL East title by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4.

106.7 The Fan–09/22/2012

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Mike Wise Show: Ian Desmond Not Satisfied with Wild Card

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is happy to be in the playoffs, but isn’t satisfied with just being a wild card team.

09/21/2012

Ryan Zimmerman #11 (L) and Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walk off the field after the Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 to clinch a playoff spot at Nationals Park on September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nationals Make History, Clinch First Playoff Spot

The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, clinching a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

106.7 The Fan–09/20/2012

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Nationals Activate SS Ian Desmond From DL

The Washington Nationals activated All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment.

08/17/2012

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Elfin: The Last Of The Expos, Ian Desmond Is Playing As An Elite Shortstop

The focus in the All-Star game may have been squarely on Bryce Harper, and then Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, but it was the National who didn’t play who is getting under-shadowed. Ian Desmond’s bat is league-leading at the Shortstop position, and in his 8th year in the organization, he’s finally breaking through to reach his full potential.

07/13/2012

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