Mark Melancon Traded To Washington NationalsThe Washington Nationals have acquired Mark Melancon, a three-time All-Star and one of the best closers in the game, in a trade, according to a press release sent to KDKA.
Harper Homers In 9-run 1st, Gonzalez And Nats Beat Pirates
Scherzer Pitches No-Hitter After Losing Perfect Game In 9th
Hairston's SF Lifts Nationals Past Pirates In 11Jayson Werth recently said the Washington Nationals were due to go on a run. On Sunday night, he came off the bench, ailing shoulder and all, and extended the one they're on.
Harper, LaRoche, Nats Top Pirates, 4th Win In RowBryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Nationals Top Pirates 5-2, End 4-Game SkidIan Desmond came through with runners in scoring position for the Washington Nationals.
Pirates Clinch 1st Playoff Berth In 21 YearsThe Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
Walk On Wednesday: Pitchers Babied, Yet Still Get HurtPirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, "Walk on Wednesday."
Grilli, Inge Out; Harrison, Black In For PiratesPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The Pirates have placed closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.
Pirates Prevail, But Lose Grilli To Forearm AilmentWASHINGTON (93-7 THE FAN/AP) -- The Pirates gained ground on the idle Cardinals in the NL Central with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park Monday night, but they appear to have lost All-Star closer Jason Grilli indefinitely in the process.
Post-Gazette's Brink On BucsPost-Gazette Pirates beat writer Bill Brink joined The Fan live from Washington with reaction to the Pirates' split of their weekend series with the Nationals.