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5/5/2016 | Nats miss on opportunity in 8th against Cubs

The Nationals did not have many scoring chances in Thursday night's 5-2 loss against the Cubs, but one that loomed particularly large was a missed opportunity in the eighth inning.

5/5/2016 | Rodgers, Alcantara among top prospect performers Thursday

Some scouts were down on Brendan Rodgers after his uneven, injury-laden pro debut last summer, when he hit .273/.340/.429 with three homers in 37 games after the Rockies selected him No. 3 overall in the 2015 draft. What a difference a year makes.

5/5/2016 | Cubs swat Nats as Zobrist's bat logs 4 RBIs

Ben Zobrist smacked a two-run single in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the eighth to lift the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Nationals on Thursday night in a battle between first-place teams.

5/5/2016 | Scherzer, Lackey set for marquee pitching matchup

The second of a four-game set at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon will feature a matchup between Nationals ace Max Scherzer and Cubs righty John Lackey.

5/4/2016 | Clash of titans: Can Nats slow Majors-leading Cubs?

Sometimes everything works out just right, even the timing. Bryce Harper is bringing the Nationals to Wrigley Field on Thursday. Jake Arrieta's Cubs are going to be there and waiting.

5/4/2016 | Nationals fueled by Murphy's high-octane bat

There is only one way to describe second baseman Daniel Murphy since he joined the Nationals last offseason. He has been perhaps the best pure hitter on the team.

5/4/2016 | Robinson happy to rake in victory over Royals

In Wednesday's 13-2 win over the Royals, Nationals first baseman Clint Robinson played his first game at Kauffman Stadium since 2012. Back then, he was a member of the Royals for a brief time.

5/4/2016 | Ross, Hendricks to start as NL leaders clash

The Cubs are set to open a four-game series with the Nationals on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. It's a matchup of two of the top teams in baseball.

5/4/2016 | Revere expected to join Nationals on Thursday

Nationals center fielder Ben Revere is expected to return on Thursday for the opener of a four-game set against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

5/4/2016 | Murphy's 4 hits help Nats march behind Stras

Daniel Murphy homered and had four hits, and right-hander Stephen Strasburg earned his fifth win as the Nationals plated six runs in the first and cruised to a 13-2 victory over the Royals in Wednesday's rubber game at Kauffman Stadium.

5/4/2016 | Ramos returns with key hit for Nationals

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was behind the plate during a 7-6 loss to the Royals, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. It was his first game since he was taken off the bereavement list on Sunday after missing almost a week of action because of the death of his grandfather.

5/4/2016 | Moncada, Benintendi among top prospect performers Tuesday

After they were rained out to begin the week, Class A Advanced Salem continued their winning ways Tuesday with a doubleheader road sweep of Carolina as Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi paced Salem's offense.

5/3/2016 | Papelbon: Blown save 'boils down' to execution

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon didn't mince words when asked why he blew his second save of the season in a 7-6 loss to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.

5/3/2016 | Baker: Veteran righty Arroyo trying sidearm

Nationals right-hander Bronson Arroyo continues to have right shoulder issues, according to manager Dusty Baker.

5/3/2016 | Harper: A lot to learn from Negro Leaguers

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is considered a sports-history aficionado, and on Wednesday, he went to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City to be presented with the museum's Josh Gibson and Oscar Charleston Legacy Awards for being the National League home run leader and NL MVP Award winner last season.

5/3/2016 | Strasburg set to take on champs in KC finale

The Nationals and Royals wrap up their series on Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, with Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg facing K.C. righty Kris Medlen.

5/3/2016 | Harper's UA pact reportedly largest for MLBer

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is sticking with Under Armour for the foreseeable future. The company announced Tuesday it has signed Harper, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, to a multiyear endorsement extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ESPN reported the extension was believed to be for 10 years and the largest endorsement deal for a baseball player in history.

5/3/2016 | Pipeline preview: Royals' Dozier, Braves' Sims highlight Minors' slate

After homering in three of his past four games, Hunter Dozier joins Atlanta's Lucas Sims as top prospects in action on Tuesday.

5/3/2016 | Nationals' bullpen makes statement in KC

The Nationals' bullpen has been dominant, entering Tuesday's action with a 2.49 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 72 2/3 innings. The fact was never more evident than on Monday night, when the unit showed how dominating it can be against a team that has been to two straight World Series thanks to its powerful stable of endgame relievers.

5/3/2016 | Roark looks to lead Nats to 5th straight win in KC

The Nationals and Royals play the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday night. Washington has won four straight games, while Kansas City is looking for its second win in its last eight.