Dusty Baker Rests Trea Turner, Danny Espinosa FridayDespite Turner's hot play and increased confidence, the rookie will take a seat on Friday night, along with Espinosa, against the Giants.
Report: Nats Inquire on Bucs', Royals' ClosersCall it due diligence or writing on the wall for embattled closer Jonathan Papelbon, but the Nats are shopping for closers at the deadline.
Strasburg Wins 14th, Nationals Down Indians 4-1Stephen Strasburg shut down Cleveland for seven innings and bounced back from his only loss this season.
Papelbon's Struggles Put Pressure on Nats Before Trade DeadlineJonathan Papelbon has taken back-to-back losses, and the pressure to upgrade at closer seems to be mounting.
Papelbon Implodes Again, Nats Lose 4th in 6 GamesJonathan Papelbon gave up two hits and two walks without recording an out, and the Nationals lost again.
The Latest on Aroldis Chapman RumorsAroldis Chapman appears likely to head to the Yankees, but the deal isn't done yet.
DeSean Jackson Delivers Strike at Nats Game (Video)That's a good pitch from any distance, and Jackson can cross that off his list before returning to the gridiron next week.
Ken Griffey Jr. Made Big Impression on Bryce HarperHarper wasn't alive when Ken Griffey Jr. debuted, and the latter was gone before Harper's career began, but the early parallels are uncanny.
Report: Nats Could Come Up Short for Yanks' ChapmanIf the Nats want to add the best closer in baseball, they'll have to move quickly as the Cubs reportedly already have a deal coming together
Wilson Ramos Hits Nats' Longest Homerun of 2016With a blast six feet longer than Bryce Harper's homerun last Wednesday, Wilson Ramos hit the Nats' longest home run this season.
Papelbon Gives Up First Runs of July, Blows SaveThe Nationals led 6-4 entering the eighth before Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf hit consecutive solo shots off Kelley to tie it.
Dusty Baker Defends Team Against 'Loaded' QuestionThe Nationals skipper doesn't appreciate a reporter criticizing the state of his team.

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