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    Early in a humid game in Baltimore, it looked like Nationals starting pitching Doug Fister might not have his best stuff. Then he found his sink.

  • Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, third from left, smiles as he warms up with his teammates who were were wearing t-shirts in support of him for the All Star game before an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Anthony Rendon not an All-Star, but he's been Nats' MVP

    Entering Thursday, Rendon ranked fourth in the National League with 62 runs, seventh with 40 extra-base hits and eighth with 52 RBI. Among third basemen, where he has played 72 of 93 games this season, he's tied for the lead with 22 doubles, is third with 13 home runs, is second with an OPS of .831 and is second in WAR at 3.1.

  • Beltway battle starts with extra ball, Nats lose in 11

    A crowd of 35,126 decked out both in red and orange was treated to a highly compelling ballgame ... and then things turned ugly from the Nationals' perspective.

  • Beltway battle starts with extras, Nats lose in 11

    A crowd of 35,126 decked out both in red and orange was treated to a highly compelling ballgame ... and then things turned ugly from the Nationals' perspective.

  • Zimmermann is Nationals' lone All-Star for now

    Jordan Zimmermann was the only Nationals' player to be named to the All-Star team, though Anthony Rendon has a chance to win the Final Vote competition.

  • Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon (6) throws to first base during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Jordan Zimmermann Nats' lone All-Star; Rendon in final vote

    Zimmermann, who started at home against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, was chosen by NL manager Mike Matheny. He will play in front of a large contingent of friends and family in Minneapolis, site of this year's All-Star game and just a three-hour drive from his hometown of Auburndale, Wisconsin.

  • Big bats support Gio Gonzalez in 13-0 Nationals win over Cubs

    Gio Gonzalez needed very little run support against the Cubs. He received a baker's dozen worth anyway.

  • Washington Nationals' Denard Span (2) celebrates after scoring with teammate Jayson Werth during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    With Robert Griffin III on hand, Nationals bomb Cubs

    The Washington Nationals posted football-like numbers in routing the Chicago Cubs on Saturday with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III watching from the stands. The way Gio Gonzalez is pitching, it was much more than they needed.

  • Gio Gonzalez dominates Cubs and dominates late

    Gio Gonzalez's continued his dominant stretch from the mound. The fact that he stretched out his performance is perhaps even more noteworthy in the Nats' 13-0 win.

  • Williams flips Harper, Rendon in lineup following loss

    The Nationals will have the same positional players starting for a fifth straight game. The batting order against the Cubs, that's a bit different. So is Chicago's starting pitching after a blockbuster trade.

  • Nats hope for fireworks with Harper batting 2nd versus Cubs

    Even though the Nationals have a season-high five game winning streak, manager Matt Williams made a batting order change, one involving Bryce Harper.

  • Washington Nationals Bryce Harper is congratulated by teammates after a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park, on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Matt Williams: No rift with Bryce Harper over lineup talk

    "I've got Bryce's back, in every way. And that will not change," the manager said Tuesday. "I want him to play every day and I want him to play the way Bryce knows how to play. He's going to hit in different spots in the lineup, and he's okay with that and he's going to in different spots in the outfield and he's okay with that too."

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Strasburg, Nationals flatten Rockies 7-1

    Stephen Strasburg bounced back from his worst outing of the season with 7 2-3 strong innings, and Jayson Werth had two doubles and three RBIs in the Washington Nationals' 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

  • Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams (9) looks at the lineup in the dugout before a spring exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    LOVERRO: Nationals Park's new reality series: 'The Lineup'

    Lineup cards are a baseball manager's game plan, except it is tacked up there for all the world to see, typically 3½ hours before the game is even played. It's the twin document, along with the box score, of the daily tradition of baseball, year in and year out. Opposing managers might want to be careful handling the Nationals lineup cards — they could be bloody.

  • Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) waits for a pitch in his first at bat since returning from the disabled list during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park, on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Washington. Harper is returning to the lineup after missing 59 games with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. At right is Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Bryce Harper's return sets Nationals' lineup in motion

    After nine weeks out following surgery to repair a torn left thumb ligament, Harper assumed his customary spot in left field for the Washington Nationals against the Colorado Rockies. But that sent Ryan Zimmerman and his arthritic right shoulder back to third base, which spun Anthony Rendon over to second and deflected second baseman Danny Espinosa to the bench.

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