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  • ** FILE ** Jim Riggleman (Associated Press)

    Nationals manager Riggleman quits in contract dispute

    Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman announced his resignation after Thursday's 1-0 walk-off victory over the Seattle Mariners at Nationals Park.

  • Nats' Riggleman resigns over contract situation

    Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned from one of the hottest teams in baseball Thursday, saying he felt the franchise wasn't committed to him over the long term.

Jim Riggleman guided the Nationals to a 38-37 record, the latest in a season Washington has been above .500 since 2005.

    Jim Riggleman leaves post with Nats over contract dispute

    Nationals Park turned from celebration to chaos Thursday afternoon, leaving the Washington Nationals without a manager and acid-tongued comments flying through the thick air.

  • ** FILE ** Jim Riggleman (Associated Press)

    Nationals manager Riggleman resigns

    Nationals manager Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned following Washington's 1-0 victory over Seattle on Thursday afternoon.

  • SNYDER: Winning by accident, just as Nats planned it

    The Washington Nationals were without their best player, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, for 58 of their first 72 games. Their No. 5 hitter, first baseman Adam LaRoche, played 43 games and batted .172 with a torn shoulder muscle before having season-ending surgery. Their $126 million offseason acquisition, right fielder Jayson Werth, has 16 fewer RBI than their rookie second baseman, Danny Espinosa.

  • Washington Nationals' Jerry Hairston, left, and Roger Bernadina celebrate after beating the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 in an interleague baseball game in Washington, Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Slugging Nats stay hot with 8-4 win over Orioles

    Two months ago — maybe even two weeks ago — a game like the one the Nationals played against the Orioles on Friday night would have been out of reach after Baltimore's fourth run crossed home plate. While the Nationals pitching and defense have been their strong suits this season, it was no secret that their offense lagged behind.

  • Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman watches his RBI-double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals beat the Cardinals 8-6. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Nats come through in the clutch, top Cardinals 8-6

    Of all of the unattractive stats that have marked the Washington Nationals offense this season, one of the most confounding was their inability to produce with runners in scoring position.

  • SNYDER: Batting out of order? Why not?

    Sitting behind the desk in the visiting manager's office at Nationals Park, Tony La Russa studied the Nationals' batting order for Wednesday's game against his St. Louis Cardinals. For the fourth consecutive time, Washington manager Jim Riggleman defied conventional wisdom by batting his pitcher eighth and a position player ninth - in this case, shortstop Ian Desmond.

  • Washington Nationals' Mike Morse has been a force at the plate and at first base. Morse is batting over .300 and has 12 home runs on the year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Nats' Morse is a force at plate and first base

    After the Washington Nationals' dramatic comeback Tuesday night, Michael Morse appeared in a television interview with the words "beast mode" sprawled in bold across the front of his shirt.

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