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Future Dodger? Juan Soto, lowly Nats cool off LA in 4-1 win

  Future Dodger? Juan Soto, lowly Nats cool off LA in 4-1 win LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Soto’s RBI triple capped a four-run fifth inning and the lowly Washington Nationals defeated the NL West-leading Dodgers 4-1 on Monday night, snapping Los Angeles’ 11-game home winning streak. The Nationals (33-65) brought the worst record in the majors into Dodger Stadium, where they won for the first time since the 2019 NL Division Series, against the team with baseball's best record (64-31). The Dodgers' season-highThe Nationals (33-65) brought the worst record in the majors into Dodger Stadium, where they won for the first time since the 2019 NL Division Series, against the team with baseball's best record (64-31). The Dodgers' season-high eight-game overall winning streak ended.

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Washington Nationals

at Chicago Cubs

August 8, 2022 8:05 PM ET

Wrigley Field

Aníbal Sánchez vs Keegan Thompson

WEATHER: Cloudy, 80°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Victor Robles - CF

2. Luis García - SS

3. Luke Voit - 1B

4. Nelson Cruz - DH

5. Yadiel Hernández - LF

6. Keibert Ruiz - C

7. Lane Thomas - RF

8. César Hernández - 2B

9. Maikel Franco - 3B

P. Aníbal Sánchez - RHP

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Who could trade for Juan Soto? Here are 5 deals we could see the Nationals doing

  Who could trade for Juan Soto? Here are 5 deals we could see the Nationals doing Who could trade for Juan Soto? Here are 5 deals we could see the Nationals doingSoto remains only 23 years old, which is so young that 12 players in the recent MLB futures game were older than him. In five MLB seasons, he is a .292/.427/.540 hitter, which is basically unheard of among players his age since the days of Ted Williams. He already has a World Series ring, a batting title, two All-Star nods, two Silver Sluggers and, most recently, a Home Run Derby championship.

Washington Nationals announce 2022 Opening Day roster

Wood takes no-hitter into 7th, Giants beat Cubs to stop skid

  Wood takes no-hitter into 7th, Giants beat Cubs to stop skid SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wood took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday night to stop a seven-game slide. Yermín Mercedes hit an early two-run single, and four Giants pitchers combined on a three-hitter to snap Chicago's six-game winning streak. An umpire’s ruling that appeared to give the Cubs a break instead contributed to San Francisco’s three-run third. Wood (7-8) allowed two hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking two.

GM Mike Rizzo on the reboot and plan to compete in 2022

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Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

• Mr. Kornheiser? "Don't Hate on the Nats, Baby!"

Nationals calling up top prospect C.J. Abrams, key piece to Juan Soto trade .
The Washington Nationals shocked the baseball world earlier this month, trading away star Juan Soto in a blockbuster trade with the San Diego Padres. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Shortstop CJ Abrams. Less than two weeks later, one of the key pieces acquired in the deal is ready to make his Nationals' debut. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Nationals are calling shortstop and top prospect C.J. Abrams up to the big leagues. The Washington Nationals are calling up top prospect C.J. Abrams, one of the main returns in the Juan Soto trade, sources tell ESPN.

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