Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila will retire after the season, the 34-year-old veteran said before a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
— Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino, and the Washington Nationals beat Colorado 3-0 Sunday to end the Rockies' rare five-game road winning streak.
— Kyle Freeland struck out seven over six innings, Trevor Story hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 Saturday.
— Elías Díaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 Friday night.
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
— Jesus Sanchez's second two-run homer of the day capped a four-run ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the Washington Nationals 8-6 on Wednesday.
— Ryan Zimmerman homered, Erick Fedde pitched five solid innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Tuesday night.
— Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over eight sparkling innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Monday night.
— Patrick Corbin is in the midst of a forgettable season. So is his team.
— Bryan Reynolds hit his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates surged past the Washington Nationals 10-7 on Saturday.
— Josh Bell offered the Pittsburgh Pirates a reminder of what might have been. Ke'Bryan Hayes provided a glimpse of what still could be.
Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Nolin received a five-game suspension for intentionally hitting the Braves' Freddie Freeman with a pitch, while manager Dave Martinez got one game.
— Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?
— Juan Soto and Freddie Freeman showed goodwill after each star was hit by a pitch in the first two games of the Washington-Atlanta series.
— Ozzie Albies hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Ryne Harper in the seventh inning, Adam Duvall took Paolo Espino deep with an early three-run shot, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Tuesday night.
The New York Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the long-running despute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees.
— Carter Kieboom and Andrew Stevenson hit RBI singles in the ninth inning off Edwin Díaz and the Washington Nationals rallied once again, edging the New York Mets 4-3 Monday in the finale of a five-game series.
— Javier Báez went 4 for 4 with a home run, Kevin Pillar hit a grand slam that capped a game-sealing, six-run ninth inning, and the New York Mets withstood another rally from the Washington Nationals to earn a 13-6 victory Sunday.
— Lane Thomas and Alcides Escobar homered as the Washington Nationals ended a seven-game skid, beating the Mets 4-3 Saturday night to split a doubleheader and stop New York's six-game winning streak.
— Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and the New York Mets, after blowing a nine-run lead, extended their winning streak to six by beating the Washington Nationals 11-9 Saturday to open a split doubleheader on Saturday.
— Kevin Pillar drove in two with a 10th-inning double and the New York Mets recovered after blowing a late lead to beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Friday night for their fifth straight win.
— Andrew McCutchen drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit against the Washington Nationals to earn a 7-6 victory Thursday and a three-game series sweep.
As we say hello to September, which teams are rising and falling?