Power Rankings: Nationals No. 4

With Washington's pitching staff averaging just over one walk per game through the past 18 games, it's no wonder the Nationals lead the NL East. MLB Power Rankings

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Who should start All-Star Game for National League? (0:57)
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Harper HR Derby decision coming today

All-Star OF Bryce Harper said he'll decide whether to compete in the Home Run Derby today. Harper, whose 25 HRs are tied for 2nd in MLB, finished second in the 2013 HR Derby.

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Zimmermann key in Nats' win (1:13)
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Nationals sweep Giants (0:47)
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Nats complete sweep of Giants at home

Jordan Zimmermann held the Giants to 1 run over 7 IP, and Wilson Ramos had a HR and RBI single to hand the Giants their 6th straight loss. The first-place Nationals have now won 9 straight games at home. Box score

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Wilson Ramos with another RBI

The Nationals catcher hit a solo shot in the 6th to go up 2-1 over the Giants, and he ripped an RBI single in the 8th to score Bryce Harper from 2nd to put the Nats up 3-1. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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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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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, 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.

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The top votegetters for the National League:

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Harper sets NL votes record

Nationals OF Bryce Harper received 13,864,950 All-Star Game votes, the most among National Leaguers this season and the most ever for an NL player. Watch All-Star selection show

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Nats put Strasburg on DL (2:41)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3589th
Batting Average.25710th
On Base Percentage.3239th
Slugging Percentage.4058th
Earned Run Average3.5910th
Quality Starts4710th
WHIP1.2411th
BAA.25820th

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