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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.

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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.

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

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will eventually be forced to pay increased rights fees to the Washington Nationals.

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The Nationals are the latest team to host a Yoga Night, selling a special ticket that includes a 45-minute yoga instruction in the outfield after their game against the Cubs on June 7.

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Sweet deal: Nats get free syrup from Hershey's

The Nationals' new tradition of celebrating wins with a bottle of chocolate syrup was noticed by Hershey's, which will send the team 108 more bottles of its iconic product on Thursday.

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The Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura had his best start of the season, while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman powered the Washington Nationals.

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Zimmerman has a knack for the walk-off home run

The Nationals third baseman had a rough April, but he's bounced back in May. His latest big hit put the Nationals into a tie for first place.

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Web Gems: Tuesday, May 19

Does Denard Span's diving catch top Alex Gordon's leaping grab into the stands? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2083rd
Batting Average.25810th
On Base Percentage.3267th
Slugging Percentage.4167th
Earned Run Average3.7611th
Quality Starts255th
WHIP1.3117th
BAA.26528th

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