Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start, Denard Span had an RBI double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Sunday for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals.
The Braves knew they were entering a pitcher’s duel. However, Atlanta starter Julio Teheran never found the comfortable rhythm Washington counterpart Doug Fister settled in to.
At least it took 13 innings for the Washington Nationals to lose to the Atlanta Braves, instead of the usual nine.
For a while, Jordan Zimmermann appeared to be cruising toward his third straight complete game — and his second consecutive loss.
The Washington Nationals had managed just four runs in losing four straight and were facing one of baseball’s top pitchers Tuesday night.
For the second straight game, a Washington Nationals starter could have used one do-over. Both times, it was against Matt Adams.
Tim Hudson threw seven strong innings and left with a major league-best 1.81 ERA as the San Francisco Giants avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Thursday.
Forbes has released its annual list of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes and several sports figures with roots in the D.C.-Baltimore area made the cut.
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.
Washington Nationals rookie Blake Treinen was all ready to celebrate his first major league win when San Diego’s Yonder Alonso homered with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game.