Denard Span had two triples Friday and scored after each of them on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Lombardozzi, bringing Washington a costly 3-2 win over Atlanta.
Los Angeles Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum, who helped perfect "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 66.
Stephen Strasburg struck out nine over solid eight innings Sunday and the Washington Nationals used a big seventh inning to beat Philadelphia 6-1.
Stephen Strasburg ended a personal five-game losing streak Thursday, allowing three hits in eight innings while carrying Washington past San Diego 6-2.
Edwin Jackson earned his first win of the season and drove in a pair runs Saturday, pacing the Chicago Cubs over Washington 8-2.
St. Louis got to Stephen Strasburg for three first-inning runs Wednesday and the Cardinals held on from there for a 4-2 win and series sweep of Washington.
Matt Harvey became the first four-game winner in the majors this year with a seven-inning effort Friday, pushing the New York Mets past Washington 7-1.
Tim Hudson held division rival Washington to one run over seven innings Saturday, staking the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Nationals.
Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips each delivered a run-scoring hit during a sixth-inning outburst Sunday that carried the Cincinnati Reds over Washington 6-3.
Bryce Harper hit two home runs Monday in support of Stephen Strasburg, who had a strong outing in Washington's 2-0 season-opening winning win over Miami.