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  • Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina heads toward home plate past after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake during the first inning on Friday, May 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

    Bernadina, Espinosa ignite Nats' offense in 7-3 win over Reds

    As he was reading the newspaper Friday morning, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson glanced at the baseball matchups for the night that were printed. He noticed that the line for his team's game against the Cincinnati Reds was set at 7.5.

  • Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter congratulates Xavier Nady after he hit a home run during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Sluggish starts vex Nationals OFs Xavier Nady, Mark DeRosa

    Xavier Nady stood in front of his locker Wednesday afternoon slowly swinging his bat back and forth by his feet. It was a month to the day since he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, role unknown. He'd be lying if he thought an opportunity to be the team's starting left fielder would be presenting itself.

  • Ryan Zimmerman crosses home plate on a wild pitch, giving the Nationals a 3-2, 10-inning win in their home opener. Arriving to congratulate Zimmerman is Roger Bernadina. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Nats blow late lead before pulling out wild win vs. Reds

    It was all working out so easily for the Washington Nationals. The balloons marking the opening of Nationals Park for 2012 hung from the center-field gate. The stands were packed Thursday afternoon with fans clad in curly 'W' apparel and the Nationals' blockbuster offseason trade acquisition was dominant on the mound. The best start in team history was in sight.

  • Greg Halman (AP photo)

    Bernadina reflects on friend's death

    While Roger Bernadina fights for an outfield job with the Washington Nationals, the memory of his murdered friend is never far away. Last November, Greg Halman, a 24-year-old outfielder with the Seattle Mariners, was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • Outfielder Mike Cameron will retire after 17 seasons in the major leagues. He had signed a minor league deal with the Nationals this offseason. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Mike Cameron to retire after 17 seasons

    Mike Cameron spent parts of the last 17 years playing major league baseball. He was set to begin his 18th with the Washington Nationals but the 39-year-old outfielder decided instead to call it a career.

  • Washington Nationals' Rick Ankiel follows through on a solo home run against Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Ankiel makes most of leadoff spot, powers Nats to win

    Four weeks ago, Rick Ankiel was activated off the disabled list for the second time, this one from a left intercostal strain. He came back with an undefined position on the Nationals’ roster and a role that seemed to be continuously diminishing.

  • "He's still learning about himself as a hitter. ... But he definitely causes some problems when he gets on base," manager Davey Johnson says of Roger Bernadina, shown scoring against Colorado on July 8. (Associated Press)

    Bernadina providing spark at leadoff spot

    When the Washington Nationals traded Nyjer Morgan this spring, they did so knowing they'd be ridding themselves of a player who didn't seem to fit well with this year's team at the expense of losing a leadoff-hitting center fielder.

  • Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa tosses his helmet into the air after hitting a game-winning three-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals reliever Fernando Salas during the 10th inning of a baseball game in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2011. The Nationals beat the Cardinals 7-4. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Espinosa's walk-off blast gives the Nats their sixth straight win

    If most of the Washington Nationals couldn't recall their last six-game winning streak, it wouldn't be for lack of an apt memory. Only three members of their current 25-man roster were around, and played, the last time they reeled off that many.

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