Tanner Roark dominates A's, Nats lose in extras...

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Tanner Roark did all he could in the second game of three in the O.co Coliseum, but the Oakland A's rallied against the Nats' bullpen and tied it in the ninth before walking off with a win in the tenth inning.

Game 36 WPA: Letdown. Nats 3, As 4

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Roark had another solid outing, but the bullpen let him down.

Nationals recall Tyler Moore, Adam LaRoche to DL

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Washington Nationals' 1B Adam LaRoche was placed on the 15-Day with a right quad strain and Tyler Moore was called up from Triple-A Syracuse after being optioned out this past Wednesday. Can Moore make the most of another opportunity?

Nats: LaRoche to 15-Day DL w/ right quad strain

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The Washington Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano blew a two-run lead in the ninth tonight and the Nats lost in extra innings, and after the game, Nats' skipper Matt Williams told reporters a quad strain landed Adam LaRoche on the 15-Day DL.

4-3 A's: Nats blow lead in 9th lose it in the 10th

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Rafael Soriano was 8 for 8 in save opportunities in 2014 and 19 for his last 19 overall with 25 scoreless innings in a row on the mound before he blew a 3-1 Nationals' lead in the 9th. The Oakland A's tied it up in the ninth and walked off w/ a win.

Nats' Saturday lineup: Zach Walters in left vs A's

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Zach Walters has played exactly one game in the outfield as a professional. Tonight in Oakland's O.co Coliseum, the 24-year-old, switch-hitting infielder is starting in left field as the Washington Nationals take on the A's and RHP Sonny Gray.

Williams on three Nats' E's in last night's loss

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First-year skipper Matt Williams told reporters a few weeks back that he was "baffled" by all the errors the Washington Nationals have committed early this season. Last night in Oakland, the Nats made three more for 32 total through 35 games.

Norris to Nats: "This is what you coulda had."

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The Washington Nationals traded Derek Norris to the Oakland A's in December of 2011 as part of the package that landed Gio Gonzalez. In his first game against the team that drafted him in 2007, Norris got to show the Nats what they dealt away...

Fister on struggles vs A's: "Lack of execution"

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Nationals' starter Doug Fister made it through his first start of the season without any issues after elbow inflammation and a lat strain set him back this spring, but the results in the series opener with the Oakland A's were not what he wanted.

Game 35 WPA: Inauspicious. Nats 0, As 8

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Fister couldn't get it down, and the bats couldn't get going. Also, errors. TEAM LOSS!

A's 8-0 over Nats: Fister hit hard in 4 1/3 IP...

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Nationals' right-hander Doug Fister's debut with the Nats last just 4 1/3 innings in which he gave up nine hit and seven runs. Former Nationals' prospect Tommy Milone threw eight scoreless against the team that drafted and traded him...8-0 A's.

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