Jon Rauch

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Kearns Lifts Nats Over Pirates

RBI-single gives Washington 3-2 win

(Newser) - Austin Kearns broke a tie with a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals ran their winning streak to a season-high four games last night with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Luis Ayala (1-1) pitched the eighth to get the victory in a game... More »

Lannan Tough as Nats Blank Cubbies

Lefty gives up four hits over seven innings

(Newser) - John Lannan pitched four-hit ball for seven innnings, and Wily Mo Pena and Wil Nieves had back-to-back RBI singles to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 win over Chicago on Sunday. Lannan (2-2) matched a career high with his seven innings, struck out three, walked four and didn't allow... More »

Nieves Hits Ninth-Inning Blast to Lift Nationals

First big fly for backup catcher comes in huge situation

(Newser) - Wil Nieves hit his first major league homer, a two-run shot in the ninth inning, to give the Washington Nationals a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Nieves drove an 0-2 pitch from Chicago's Bob Howry (0-2) into the Washington bullpen in right field for the Nationals'... More »

Zimmerman Christens New Nats' Park with Walkoff

Washington wins home-opener over Atlanta

(Newser) - The Washington Nationals opened the 2008 season and their new ballpark with a win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, 3-2. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman called it a night with a walk-off home run over the center field wall. Jon Rauch, who... More »

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