Nationals-Cubs preview (1:18)
Most exciting young player in baseball (2:34)
Nationals squeak by Cubs (0:54)
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21hDavid Schoenfield

Five key things to watch this week

The Yankees are sliding, Josh Hamilton is returning, and Michael Wacha is in some elite company.

Nats take rubber match from Phillies (0:45)
Strasburg's struggles (1:29)
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Nationals by the numbers: Harper hits 16th homer in win over Phillies

The Washington Nationals won 2-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies thanks to Ian Desmond ’s go-ahead RBI in the sixth inning.Bryce Harper scored the first Nationals run of the game with his 16th home run of the season, the most in the National League.

3dScott Spratt

Is Bryce Harper better than Giancarlo Stanton?

Has Bryce Harper surpassed Giancarlo Stanton? Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look by comparing the sluggers at the plate, on the basepaths and in the field.

Slugger to take: Harper or Stanton? (2:18)
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4dEric Longenhagen

NL East: Team targets for 2015 draft

A profile of every NL East team's needs and recent history leading up to the 2015 MLB draft, and some possible fits.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25711th
On Base Percentage.3248th
Slugging Percentage.4176th
Earned Run Average3.648th
Quality Starts266th


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