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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Leads appear safe, heading home

As the Washington Nationals packed this past week for an 11-game trip, clubhouse attendants wheeled cases of Korbel down a corridor and into a storage room adjacent to the locker room. An equipment truck sat parked outside.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Adam LaRoche

7 hrs ago | Teddy Never Wins

Nationals, Storen Close In on East

Sep 8, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen high fives catcher Jose Lobaton after defeating the Atlanta Braves 2-1 at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports After a week where the Nats finished 5-2 and the Braves went 1-5, including being swept by the worst team in baseball, the race for the East is over.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Wilson Ramos, Drew Storen, Lance Lynn

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Nationals

Nats look to move closer to East title in Atlanta

The Nationals lead the Braves by a 10 1/2-game margin in the National League East, but that doesn't make this three-game series between the rivals any less important. Both squads have plenty of motivation.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Ervin Santana, Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth

ABC News

Ramos, Zimmermann Lead Nats to 3-0 Win Over Mets

The Washington Nationals won with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound for a ninth straight start, getting a two-run homer from Wilson Ramos in the seventh inning of a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Zimmermann allowed six hits and a walk in outpitching Jonathon Niese for 6 2-3 innings, helping Washington reduce its magic number for winning a second division title in three years to five.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Jordan Zimmermann, Drew Storen

Sat Sep 13, 2014

City Paper

Nationals Magic Number: 8

Nationals Magic Number provides daily updates as the Washington Nationals try to win their division. Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch the N.L. East: 8 What else is 8: If you're a sports team and your star player's name includes "burg," like Nats pitcher Stephen Strasburg , it's incumbent upon you to sell a hamburger named after that player at the stadium.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Biggest Questions For Washington Nationals Heading Into October

The Washington Nationals have found a way to win in 2014. They lead the NL East by more than eight games going into the final weeks of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bryce Harper, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, National League East, Anthony Rendon

Federal Baseball

Nationals' rotation decision looming: Tanner Roark to pen?

If the Washington Nationals make the postseason, there will be another tough decision ahead for Nats' skipper Matt Williams. Will Tanner Roark end up in the bullpen? Back in January, when there was still some question about which pitcher would fill out the fifth spot in the Washington Nationals ' rotation behind Stephen Strasburg , Gio Gonzalez , Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister , 27-year-old right-hander Tanner Roark was asked about competing for a starting spot or possibly pitching out of the Nats' bullpen.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball

New York Post

Matt Harvey: I'll beat Nats in 2015 opener

The Mets' ace, who will be shut down this season without having faced a batter, told WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" show he will not only answer the bell next Opening Day - he will deliver. Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 22 and didn't waver from his hope he would return at some point this season until last month, when team brass told him 2014 was completely off limits.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Collins Balances Instinct to Fight With Mission to Protect Future

Don't be fooled by the Mets' hot play of late: Their actions demonstrate that the final two weeks of the season are still all about looking toward the future. Although they haven't been eliminated from playoff contention, the Mets intend to limit their starting pitchers to around 110 pitches a game from this point forward.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jenrry Mejia, Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia

MSNBC

And That Happened: Wednesday's scores and highlights

Royals 3, Tigers 0 : Big Game James coms up big in a big game. In the rain. So he's more like Big Rain Game James.

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Sportsnet.ca

WAS @ NYM7:10 pm ET

The likelihood of the next pitch type based on the pitcher's pitch usage, the hitter's strike zone analysis, handedness, pitcher-batter history, the on base configuration, and the count. A strike zone analysis for a hitter showing his batting average in eight different zones versus the handedness of the current pitcher.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Tanner Roark, Baseball Players, Washington Nationals, Jenrry Mejia, New York Mets

WTOP-FM Washington

Nats clear first hurdle -- the Braves

That would have been a storybook ending to an enormous series for the psychology of the Washington Nationals, who, although well poised to make the postseason, had yet to prove capable of beating their fiercest division rivals, the Atlanta Braves. It would have been a huge monkey off the back of Stephen Strasburg, who pitched the finale, and who has not beaten the Braves in more than two years.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Drew Storen, Craig Stammen, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves

The Washington Post

Shadows are back

A tell-tale sign of fall crept across the Nationals Park infield on Wednesday afternoon, between the pitcher's mound and the plate. In a month or so, playoff announcers will not be able to stop talking about it.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

DC Pro Sports Report

Nats Lose Game, Win Series

Atlanta avoided a sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park. Despite the loss, the Nats still lead the National League East by eight full games.

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The Miami Herald

Playoff-contending Braves best Strasburg, Nats 6-2

Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. The Braves snapped a three-game losing streak as Harang held the NL East leaders to one unearned run over seven innings.

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Frisco Fastball

Why the San Francisco Giants must win the National League West

Sep 6, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports With a strong September the San Francisco Giants have a legitimate chance of winning the National League West, and they need to.

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Related Topix: Sports, Madison Bumgarner, National League West, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Ryan Vogelsong

Click Orlando

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals, 2013

Adam LaRoche had two early RBI singles and Jayson Werth had an RBI and two runs scored Tuesday as the Washington Nationals built an early five-run lead and held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 for the second straight win in the series. LaRoche, Washington's first baseman, had an RBI single during a four-run fourth and also drove in a run in the second.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Washington Post

Nationals pulling away in NL East, top Braves 6-4

Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Washington's second victory in two nights over the Braves, gave the Nationals a nine-game lead over their second-place rivals with 19 to play.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Adam LaRoche, Baseball Players, Danny Espinosa, Jordan Zimmermann, Drew Storen

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Nationals pulling away in NL East, top Braves 6-4

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Washington.

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ABC News

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

Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Washington's second victory in two nights over the Braves, gave the Nationals a nine-game lead over their second-place rivals with 19 to play.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Adam LaRoche, Baseball Players, Danny Espinosa, Jordan Zimmermann, Drew Storen

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