The Astros and Dodgers usually rule the roost, but clubs such as the Rays, Brewers and Phillies are making their presence felt.
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Stephen Strasburg dominated his favorite foil Sunday, striking out 11 and allowing two hits in eight innings to help the Washington Nationals avert a series sweep by beating Miami 5-0.
Curtis Granderson homered and the Miami Marlins busted out at the plate after changing hitting coaches, roughing up ace Max Scherzer in beating the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday night to win a series for the first time this season.
Here are seven players to follow this season who could help punch their tickets to Cooperstown.
The Miami Marlins' runs came home on an error, a walk and a hit batsman, helping them break a four-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 Friday.
Are the Red Sox really on the ropes already? Which of the Braves' young arms will be the best? And how hot is Christian Yelich? Here's your guide to the weekend.
Patrick Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, Wilmer Difo homered and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 Thursday.
Sometimes, you just want to be anonymous. Ballplayers reveal to us the counterfeit careers they've created to conceal their identities away from the diamond.
A run of extensions has changed the course of free agency. But these big names remain --- and here's where they could fit.
Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick hit first-inning home runs, Matt Adams and Kurt Suzuki connected in the seventh, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 on Wednesday night.
After getting some Inside Heat from Alex Speier on another bad outing from the Red Sox (10:11), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Christian Yelich's demolition of the Cardinals, Anthony Rendon's contract negotiations and much more (17:32). Plus, Paul Hembekides weighs in on Mt. Rushmore with "Hembo Knows" (38:53).
Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt and Steven Duggar homered off fastballs from Stephen Strasburg, and the light-hitting San Francisco Giants powered their way to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
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It's still Jackie Robinson Day in DC, where the Nats and Giants - who were both off yesterday - start a three-game series tonight.
The Astros made a big move toward the top, but will they or any of April's hot starters still stand tall after this week?
Rookie Jason Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the top of the ninth inning against Washington's shaky bullpen, then Felipe Vazquez escaped a bases-loaded jam Sunday to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 win over the Nationals.
The NL East is stacked with a quartet of contenders. Here are 10 keys to these four teams' paths to the playoffs.
Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick homered on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Saturday.
Colin Moran had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored five runs off Washington's struggling bullpen in a 6-3 victory over the Nationals on Friday night.
We have aces aplenty, an LCS rematch and several intriguing matchups. Here's your guide to what will happen this weekend.
After allowing the first 10 batters who faced him this season to reach base, Trevor Rosenthal recorded his first out of the 2019 season on Wednesday night.
Jeremy Hellickson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Matt Adams drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals routed the Philadelphia Phillies 15-1 on Wednesday night.