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Jordan Zimmermann exits with lead

The Nats starter allowed just 1 ER vs. San Francisco on 3 hits through 7 IP as he left the game with the 2-1 lead. Nats RHP David Carpenter is in to pitch the 8th. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Nationals take the lead with a Ramos HR (0:26)

Wilson Ramos gives Nats the lead

The catcher hit a solo shot off Giants RHP George Kontos to put the Nats up 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th. The Nationals are looking for their third straight sweep at home. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Giants' Vogelsong, Bochy tossed

Manager Bruce Bochy and starter Ryan Vogelsong were ejected in the 5th inning for arguing balls and strikes. Josh Osich is coming in to pitch in his second MLB appearance. The Giants and Nats are tied 1-1 in D.C. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Nationals teammates take care of their prize possession (0:18)

Nationals, Giants tied up after 4

Michael Taylor's RBI single got the Nats on the board first in the 2nd, but a Brandon Crawford solo HR in the 4th tied it up at 1 apiece in D.C. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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NL All-Star starters (0:54)
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Watch: Giants at Nationals on ESPN

RHP Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats are looking for a ninth straight home win, while Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants are looking to avoid their sixth straight loss. Nats OF Bryce Harper has homered in five of his last seven games vs. the Giants. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

NL All-Star infield starters

The top votegetters for the National League:

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt, D'backs
  • 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
  • SS Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
  • C Buster Posey, Giants
  • Watch All-Star selection show

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Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers from Giants

First baseman Travis Ishikawa was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday a day after he had been placed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants.

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How to bet Nationals-Giants

Joe Peta: “If you're inclined to try to exploit the undervalued nature of the Giants' offense, it sure would be nice if they were facing an overvalued pitcher. Cue Jordan Zimmermann's entrance music.” Betting guide (Insider)

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Giants stuck in a rut (1:37)
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Strasburg exits, Harper's bat lifts Nats (0:48)
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Strasburg injured in Nats' 9-3 win over SF

Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an

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Strasburg injury overshadows 9-3 win

Tanner Roark came in relief of an injured Stephen Strasburg to give more than four innings of solid relief in the Nationals win. Bryce Harper homered and was on base four times. Jordan Zimmermann pitches for the sweep Sunday. Box score

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Rare mistake by MadBum

The HR that Madison Bumgarner allowed to Bryce Harper in the 1st inning today was the first he allowed to a left-handed batter in his past 47 starts. He had faced 241 left-handed batters and thrown 923 pitches to lefties without allowing a HR before Harper took him deep.

Fireworks early for Nationals

Michael Taylor homered off Madison Bumgarner on the very first pitch of the game. On the second pitch of the game, Yunel Escobar doubled to deep center, just missing a home run. A few pitches after that, Bryce Harper homered, and the Nats lead the Giants 3-0. Follow live

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Soggy start to 4th of July in D.C.

Rain has delayed the start of the Giants-Nationals showdown of Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg.

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Breaking down the Nationals' win (1:31)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs34513th
Batting Average.2693rd
On Base Percentage.3284th
Slugging Percentage.4068th
Earned Run Average3.9216th
Quality Starts4313th
WHIP1.2715th
BAA.25115th

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