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Anthony Rendon (right) is congratulated by Denard Span after Rendon hit a two-run home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Sept. 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

LaRoche, Rendon Homer as Nationals Beat Mets 6-2

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon had two-run homers off Bartolo Colon, who was ejected after hitting the following batter both times, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Thursday night for their 12th straight win at Citi Field.

09/11/2014

Atlanta Braves players remain in the dugout after losing the final game of the 2011 season to the Philadelphia Phillies to miss the playoffs. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

5 Worst Collapses in Major League Baseball History

A big lead in September is anything but a sure thing — just ask fans of these teams that endured some of the worst late-season collapses in baseball history.

09/11/2014

Bryce Harper (right) and Asdrubal Cabrera of the Washington Nationals celebrate a win against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 9, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nationals Pulling Away in NL East, Top Braves 6-4

Mathematicians will say the Washington Nationals can’t clinch the NL East until next week. Practicality says they essentially wrapped it up Tuesday night with another win over the Atlanta Braves.

09/10/2014

Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Soriano Out As Nationals Go to Closer By Committee

Nationals manager Matt Williams will use a closer-by-committee approach over the next few days while struggling Rafael Soriano seeks to correct the flaws in his delivery.

09/06/2014

Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals stands on the mound after giving up a home run to Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing the Phillies to tie the game in the ninth inning of an eventual 9-8 Phillies win in extra innings at Nationals Park on September 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Nats Fall to Phillies 9-8 in 11

Rafael Soriano stood with hands on hips as the ball landed beyond the right-field fence. Game-tying homer with two outs in the ninth. Another blown save. Booed off the field. An ERA of 6.98 since the All-Star break. A closer whose job, according to the manager, is now firmly in jeopardy.

09/06/2014

Asdrubal Cabrera #3 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the 14th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dave Jageler Gets First Game-Winning Nats Call Since June 24 (Listen)

Play-by-play announcer Dave Jageler got to make his first game-winning radio call since June 24 in the Nationals 14th-inning 8-5 victory over the Dodgers Wednesday night. Listen here.

09/04/2014

Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister wipes his brow after the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Nats Swept By Last-Place Phillies

Denard Span was 3 for 4 and fell a triple short of the cycle for the Nationals. Doug Fister (12-5) allowed a season-high 10 hits and five runs — four earned — in 5 2-3 innings.

08/28/2014

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

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

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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