MLB: Arizona 6, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Kubel smacked a pair of two-run homers Thursday, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks past Pittsburgh 6-3.

MLB: Colorado 11, Texas 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 23 (UPI) -- Wil Nieves and Dexter Fowler socked back-to-back homers Saturday, highlighting a 16-hit attack that powered Colorado to an 11-7 interleague victory over Texas.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 0

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Dempster allowed two hits and struck out eight over seven innings Wednesday, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 blanking of Washington.

MLB: Washington 6, Colorado 4

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Wil Nieves doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth Wednesday and the Washington Nationals climbed above the break-even mark with a 6-4 win over Colorado.

MLB: Washington 7, Florida 2

MIAMI, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Elijah Dukes and Pete Orr knocked in two runs each Sunday, boosting the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Washington 7, Arizona 6

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Josh Willingham had three hits and two RBI Friday, leading Washington to a 7-6 win over Arizona.

MLB: Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 0

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- John Lannan pitched a seven-hit shutout Tuesday, pacing the Washington Nationals to a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Pittsburgh 8, Washington 5 (10 inn)

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss had three RBI, including the winner, in the 10th inning Tuesday to lead Pittsburgh to an 8-5 victory over Washington.

MLB: Washington 6, Colorado 3 (2nd game)

DENVER, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Wil Nieves and Willie Harris had two hits and two RBI Thursday when Washington completed a doubleheader sweep with its second straight 6-3 win at Colorado.

MLB: Washington 4, Cincinnati 2

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Washington scored all its runs with three hits and an error in the first inning Sunday en route to a 4-2 win against Cincinnati.

MLB: LA Dodgers 2, Washington 0

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw gave up four hits in six scoreless innings Sunday and the LA Dodgers completed a three-game sweep with a 2-0 win against Washington.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Washington 3

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- John Bowker raised his RBI total this weekend to seven with a two-run homer that helped San Francisco beat Washington 6-3.

MLB: Milwaukee 5, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Corey Hart's two-run fourth-inning homer Saturday helped the Milwaukee Brewers record a 5-2 victory at Washington.

MLB: Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Austin Kearns drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning Thursday, giving the Washington Nationals a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 0

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- John Lannan and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Sunday and Washington beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0.
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Wil Nieves
New York Yankees' Wil Nieves is tagged at second by Texas Rangers' second baseman Ian Kinsler after Nieves attempted a double in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on May 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Wilbert Nieves (born September 25, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals organization. He made his major league debut on July 21, 2002 for the San Diego Padres, and played 28 games with them during the 2002 San Diego Padres season.

Nieves had previously played for the New York Yankees, having been acquired by the team from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for pitcher Bret Prinz. Nieves won a spot on the Yankees 2007 roster by beating out Todd Pratt and Raul Chavez during Spring Training. He served as the back-up catcher to Jorge Posada, but was primarily considered Mike Mussina's "personal catcher." Joe Torre experimented with using Nieves to help bolster Mussina out of a rough stretch with good results.

Nieves made his first career non-catching appearance in the ninth inning of a game on July 8, 2007 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; he played first base when the Yankees ran low on position players.

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