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Elfin: Nats Owe A Sizeable Chunk Of Thanks To Gio For Best Record In Baseball

The Nationals are playing their eighth season in Washington, but this is the first summer in which they’ve been true players in baseball. And despite his recent downturn in performance, offseason acquisition Gio Gonzalez has been a major contributor to their 4 1/2 game division lead.


Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Gregg Ritchie after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 17.  (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

McCutchen, McDonald Lead Pirates Over Nats 5-3

Andrew McCutchen homered twice, James McDonald took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 11, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Thursday night.

106.7 The Fan–05/17/2012

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Nationals Split Series With Pirates

Washington dropped back under .500 with a 42-43 record.

106.7 The Fan–07/03/2011

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Pudge Pinch Hit Lifts Nationals To Split With Bucs, 4-3

Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.

106.7 The Fan–07/02/2011


Back-to-back jacks lift Pirates Past Nationals 5-3

Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen greeted Burnett with back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth inning.


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Stairs Delivers Davey’s First Win With Nationals, 2-1 Over Pirates

Stairs smacked an RBI single off the right field wall for another walk-off winner for the Nationals, 2-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates

106.7 The Fan–07/01/2011

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Nationals Take Game One Against Pirates

Danny Espinosa’s two-run home run leads the Nationals to victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Check out post-game video from Espinosa, John Lannan and manager Jim Riggleman.

106.7 The Fan–05/17/2011

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Espinosa’s Big Blast Foils Pirates Strategy, 4-2

The Pirates have to be kicking themselves after this one.

106.7 The Fan–05/16/2011


Pirates Fan Gets Tasered

Pirates Fan is Tased by Police Officers

106.7 The Fan–04/11/2011