What's wrong with Strasburg (2:59)
Strasburg exits in second, Nats fall to Reds (0:57)

Strasburg (stiff neck) exits after 16 pitches

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals left Friday night's game after throwing only 16 pitches. He experienced tightness in his left trapezius muscle and will be re-evaluated Saturday.

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Strasburg not living up to ace potential

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is not living up to his ace potential. Here are four reasons why.

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Reds send Marquis to pen; Cueto (elbow) still out

The Reds moved struggling starter Jason Marquis to the bullpen Friday, leaving them with three rookies in the starting rotation for now. Ace Johnny Cueto (elbow) will miss another start.

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Nationals by the numbers: Harper homers in May

The Washington Nationals shut out the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday, during which Bryce Harper hit his 13th home run of the month of May.According to Elias, Harper, who has done all his damage while playing right field, became just the fifth player in National League history to hit 13 home runs in a month as a right-fielder.

Jayson Werth has two fractures in wrist (2:10)
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Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

2dJesse Rogers

Rapid Reaction: Nationals 3, Cubs 0

The Cubs offense has gone quiet over the past few games as they've managed just seven runs since Sunday's contest in Arizona.


Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

CHICAGO -- Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night.

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Washington Nationals' Salary: By the Numbers

The Washington Nationals rank 16th of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players.

3dDavid Schoenfield

SweetSpot TV: Talking awards

Eric and I agree on one thing: Bryce Harper is awesome and he's the clear favorite for NL MVP right now. But what about some of the other awards? We discuss the early favorites.

SweetSpot TV: Quarter-season awards (4:31)
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Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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Tuesday's power rankings

Josh Donaldson became the first player to score five runs in a game in 2015 -- while hitting his sixth career walk-off.

Harper, Bryant squaring off again (6:52)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25611th
On Base Percentage.3258th
Slugging Percentage.4175th
Earned Run Average3.577th
Quality Starts288th


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