MLB: Washington 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Morse bashed two homers and the Washington Nationals launched four long balls in all Monday, pummeling the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2.

MLB: Washington 5, Philadelphia 4

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Philadelphia reliever Brad Lidge hit Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded in the 10th inning Sunday, handing Washington a 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

MLB: Washington 6, Cincinnati 4

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Michael Morse drove in runs with a solo homer and an RBI double Tuesday, boosting the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 win over Cincinnati.

Rockies' Nicasio has neck surgery

DENVER, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Colorado Rockies rookie pitcher Juan Nicasio was recovering from neck surgery Saturday after being struck in the head by a line drive.

MLB: Washington 9, Atlanta 3

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Rick Ankiel cracked a grand slam Tuesday, his third home run in two games, powering the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 3, New York Mets 2

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond's infield bouncer in the ninth inning drove in the game-winning run Sunday, lifting Washington to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: San Diego 5, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick's ninth-inning infield single drove in the go-ahead run Sunday and the San Diego Padres edged Washington 5-4.

MLB: Washington 7, Atlanta 3 (11 innings)

ATLANTA, May 11 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth both had two RBI in the 11th inning Wednesday in lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-3 decision over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 4, New York Mets 3

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Livan Hernandez worked eight innings and Drew Storen worked out of a ninth-inning jam Thursday to bring Washington a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Washington 8, St. Louis 6 (1st game)

ST. LOUIS, April 20 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond drove in a run and stole home Wednesday, helping the Washington Nationals post an 8-6 win over St. Louis in the opener of a doubleheader.

MLB: Washington 5, Milwaukee 1 (2nd game)

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Danny Espinoza smacked a three-run triple in the seventh inning Sunday and the Washington Nationals swept a doubleheader with a 5-1 victory over Milwaukee.

MLB: Washington 8, Milwaukee 4 (1st game)

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Danny Espinoza socked a go-ahead, three-run homer Sunday and the Washington Nationals downed Milwaukee 8-4 in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Washington 4, Atlanta 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning Sunday that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 4, Houston 3

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Danny Espinosa put Washington in front with a two-run homer in the seventh Wednesday and the Nationals went on to edge Houston 4-3.

MLB: Washington 8, Houston 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Ivan Rodriguez highlighted a seven-run eighth inning with a two-run homer Tuesday, carrying the Washington Nationals to an 8-4 win over Houston.
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Ian Desmond
Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond makes a throw to first after tagging out Philadelphia Phillies Carlos Ruiz at Nationals Park in Washington on April 5, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Ian M. Desmond (born September 20, 1985 in Sarasota, Florida) is a shortstop for the Washington Nationals . He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft and signed on June 16.

Desmond was named the 19th best prospect and the best defensive shortstop in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America at the end of 2005.

Desmond batted .227 with one home run and 27 RBIs for the Gulf Coast League Expos in 2004. He was second in the Gulf Coast League with 216 at-bats and fifth in stolen bases with 13. He had a .250 batting average with one home run and one RBI in four games for Class-A Short-Season Vermont Expos.

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