Scherzer only allowed one run and four hits over eight sparkling innings as Washington downed Philadelphia, 2-1, to win its sixth consecutive game.
Janssen missed the first 41 games of the season with rotator cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder. He filled a spot vacated by Sammy Solis, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Canadian Football league team.
With Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list, Roark is in line to start either Monday or Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs.
Letterman, the late-night talk show host whose final show was broadcast Wednesday night, is a huge sports fan — and two of his frequent guests, Harmon Killebrew and Artie Donovan, were local sports legends.
Smith pitched with a mixture of rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm Thursday night. He plans to appeal the suspension.
Stammen will not pitch again this season, but he has attended every home game since undergoing surgery last month, serving as an important source of advice and encouragement for a young Nationals’ bullpen.
Bryce Harper has long since grown accustomed to the towering home runs, the frequent trots around the bases, the hordes of reporters waiting at his locker after every game.
Halsti, picked up this last offseason after seven years playing in Sweden, made his long-awaited MLS debut on Sunday when he joined D.C. United for its 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union.
The Terrapins’ men’s lacrosse team will face Johns Hopkins in the national semifinals, while the women’s team, hoping to capture its second consecutive title, will play Syracuse.
The Orioles hold a controlling interest in the regional cable network, which also televises the Nationals’ games, and the Nationals have been seeking greater income from the Orioles and the network.
An argument with home plate umpire Marvin Hudson in the third inning resulted in the ejection of Washington’s manager, and it’s hot-hitting star.