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  • Cincinnati Reds Miguel Cairo, center, gets congratulated by teammates Todd Frazier, left, and Joey Votto after hitting a single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals to score Drew Stubbs to win the game 4-3 in Cincinnati on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

    Nats remain cold with runners on base, lose to Reds in the bottom of the 9th

    The symbolism dripped thick with irony: the Washington Nationals had two men on for what seemed like the umpteenth time in the last four games, their cleanup hitter at the plate in a duel with the opposing team's starting pitcher. And then, the lights went out.


  • After trading Jerry Hairston Jr. to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon, the Washington Nationals recalled utilityman Brian Bixler from Triple-A Syracuse. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Nats' Brian Bixler excited to get another shot to play in the majors

    Among a flurry of roster moves made by the Washington Nationals as the trade deadline approaches, the team recalled utility player Brian Bixler from Syracuse after trading Jerry Hairston Jr. to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor leaguer Erik Komatsu.


  • Washington Nationals' Ivan Rodriguez hits a game-winning RBI single off Pittsburgh Pirates' Tony Watson during the eighth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Washington. The Nationals beat the Pirates 4-3. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Ivan Rodriguez's game-winning hit leads Nats to doubleheader split with Pirates

    Down in the batting cage in the bowels of Nationals Park, Ivan Rodriguez had just begun to settle in Saturday night. He'd taken exactly five swings during the bottom of the eighth inning when he popped his head back into the dugout and manager Davey Johnson told him that his practice session was over.


  • Washington Nationals interim manager John McLaren, left, argues with first base umpire Mike Estabrook during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Nats beat White Sox 9-5, nab 4 in the 14th

    John McLaren, red-faced and irate, pointing violently at umpire Mike Estabrook after an eighth-inning out call at first base was reversed, ensured that his first game as interim manager of the Washington Nationals would end abruptly. The way the previous 24 hours had gone for the Nationals, that seemed a fitting way for it to happen.


  • Washington Nationals' center fielder Rick Ankiel. (Associated Press)

    Rick Ankiel's return creates numbers game in the Nationals' outfield

    Outfielder Rick Ankiel was back with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, taking up residence as a healthy player on the roster for the first time since he sprained his right wrist making a diving play at Nationals Park on May 2.


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