Nats Reportedly Trade Kurt Suzuki Back To The A's

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According to reports by the Washington Times' Amanda Comak and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Nationals have traded Kurt Suzuki back to the Oakland A's over a year after acquiring the catcher from the Athletics.

Game 127 WPA: Picking up Strasburg. Nats 5, Cubs 4

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Stras looks like he's going to do it all, but when he falters, the rest of the Nats are there to catch him.

Nationals Blow 4-1 Lead In 9th, Win 5-4 In 13th...

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Stephen Strasburg dominated the Cubs through 8 2/3, but gave up a game-tying two-run home run by Donnie Murphy in the bottom of the ninth that tied it at 4-4. It went to the 13th before Denard Span doubled and scored a sac and swinging bunt, 5-4 D.C.

Nats' Lineup vs Cubs In Series Finale

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The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs play the fourth game of their four-game series this afternoon in Wrigley Field with Stephen Strasburg on the mound for the visiting Nats. Can the Nationals take three of four on the road in Chicago?

DeJesus Claimed On Waivers For 2nd Time This Week

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The Washington Nationals claimed David DeJesus off waivers, then worked out a deal with the Chicago Cubs to acquire the 33-year-old outfielder. According to a report this morning, DeJesus was claimed again when the Nationals placed him on waivers aft

"Eleven Runs? I Think It's Christmas."- D. Johnson

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"It was a weird ballgame," Davey Johnson told reporters after the Washington Nationals' 11-6 win over the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. The Nats jumped out to a 6-1 lead early, blew that, but came back to win their second straight over the Cubs.

Giolito's Doubledays Debut: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 Ks

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Lucas Giolito, the Washington Nationals' 2012 1st Round pick, made his NY/Penn League on Wednesday afternoon with five scoreless innings of work for the Auburn Doubledays. Doubledays beat writer Jeremy Houghtaling was on the scene to see Giolito.

Game 126 WPA: Fool's Gold/Gold. Nats 11, Cubs 6

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Well, that was a bit of a seesaw! The Nats explode with offense, collapse with the pitching, then explode some more offense. Not too shabby, overall.

Nats 11-6 Over Cubs: Hairston Blast Hurts Cubbies

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The Washington Nationals blew a 6-1 lead, but former Chicago Cubs' outfielder Scott Hairston came back to haunt the Cubbies, hitting a three-run blast onto Waveland Ave in the seventh to give the Nats a 9-6 lead in what ended up an 11-6 win.

Updated 7:47 PM EDT: Desmond Not Scratched?

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According to reports from Wrigley Field tonight, Washington Nationals' shortstop Ian Desmond's back locked up during batting practice, so he'll be replaced in the lineup by Anthony Rendon, who was originally going to have the night off.

Davey Johnson on Rafael Soriano; LaRoche; + More

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Nationals' manager Davey Johnson talked about the Nats' struggles, his first baseman and the Nationals' $28M closer when he spoke to 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s The Sports Junkies this morning. He said he doesn't think Soriano is having a good season.

Dan Haren Continues To Impress In Win Over Cubs

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Dan Haren gave the Washington Nationals six strong innings last night in Wrigley Field and the Nats beat the Cubs 4-2 in the second game of their four-game set in Chicago. So, is there any interest in the veteran right-hander?

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