Washington Nationals

Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after striking out as catcher Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals throws the ball back to the pitcher during the second inning at Wrigley Field on August 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Nationals 4-2

Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and drove in a run, Bryce Harper also had two hits and scored a crucial ninth-inning run, and Dan Haren pitched six strong innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Tuesday night.


Nate Schierholtz #19 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a three-run home run scoring teammates Dioner Navarro #30 and Junior Lake #21 during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Schierholtz Powers Cubs Past Nationals 11-1

Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.


David DeJesus lays down a bunt. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Trade DeJesus To Nationals For Player To Be Named Later

The Cubs have traded outfielder Dave DeJesus to the Nationals for a player to be named later.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

Scott Hairston.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Trade Hairston To National For Minor League Pitcher

The Cubs have traded outfielder Scott Hairston to the Nationals in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Ivan Pineyro.

670 The Score–07/08/2013

Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws a pitch in the second inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Credit: Patrick McDermott, Getty)

Cubs Beat Strasburg, Nationals 8-2

Jackson (1-5) retired 12 of Washington’s first 13 batters and allowed two runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. He earned his first win under a $52 million, four-year contract he signed after leaving Washington as a free agent.


Bryce Harper.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Finfer: The Nats Could School The Cubs On Building A Future

By Ben Finfer WASHINGTON (CBS) — There is a lot to be learned here in Washington D.C.  Our capital is full of interesting schooling for those interested. There are the numerous government buildings where one […]


Bryce Harper watches his home run on Opening Day.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper Unhappy Nationals Sold His Opening Day Jersey

Bryce Harper’s first-ever Opening Day was a special one.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2013

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning. (Credit: Rob Carr, Getty)

White Sox Beat By Nationals 5-2

Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond had three extra-base hits, Danny Espinosa provided his first two RBIs of the season, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Wednesday night.


Jake Peavy throws a pitch during first inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Credit: Patrick McDermott, Getty)

White Sox Fall To Nationals 8-7

Adam LaRoche ended an 0-for-15 start to the season with homers in consecutive at-bats, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond also homered, and the Washington Nationals opened an early interleague series by edging the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Tuesday night.


(Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nationals’ Bryce Harper Has Responded Well To Hype

The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.


Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he rounds first base on his game-winning walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Werth’s Walkoff Homer For Nats Forces Game 5 Against Cards

The Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer Thursday night extended their surprising season.


President Barack Obama watches the Nationals play the White Sox.  (Photo by Gary Fabiano-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Predicts White Sox-Nationals World Series

aybe he’s biased, but the President of the United States like the White Sox’s chances this season.

670 The Score–09/21/2012

Catcher Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs looks on as Tyler Moore #57 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his two RBI home run with Danny Espinosa #8 during the fourth inning at Nationals Park on September 4, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nationals’ 6 Home Runs Beat Cubs 11-5

Adam LaRoche hit two of Washington’s six homers, Ian Desmond had four RBIs and the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Tuesday night.


Ross Detwiler #48 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on September 3, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats’ Win Over Cubs Gives Washington Its 1st Winning Year

Ross Detwiler allowed four hits in seven shutout innings and Adam LaRoche homered Monday, giving the Washington Nationals their first winning season with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.


Bryce Harper. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper’s Message To Kids: ‘Be As Sexy As You Can’

It’s safe to say Bryce Harper has made a splash during his first season with the Nationals.

670 The Score–08/17/2012

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Could ‘Prior’ Restraint Have Helped The Cubs?

But could something have really been different if the Cubs and manager-turned-punching-bag Dusty Baker had handled their one-time pitching wunderkinds in a different way?

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo presents Bryce Harper his All-Star jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Listen: Mike Rizzo’s Nationals A Good Example For Cubs

When Chicago native Mike Rizzo took over as Washington Nationals general manager in 2009, he knew the team had to get really bad before they could get really good.

670 The Score–07/09/2012

Bryce Harper. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper To Canadian Reporter: ‘That’s A Clown Question, Bro’

​Lesson learned: Don’t ask Bryce Harper about having a celebratory beer after a game.

670 The Score–06/13/2012

A dejected Cubs fan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: Walk Away, Cubs Fans

I am giving you permission to “take a break” from your team. How long? You should walk away for as long as you need.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Adam Dunn. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Dunn To Play Left Field This Weekend At Wrigley Field

Manager Robin Ventura confirmed Tuesday that Adam Dunn is currently scheduled to start in left field for all three games at Wrigley Field this weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012