And so, August has come to an end, and what a month it was for the Nationals. It began with this team 10 games over .500, clinging to a 1 1/2-game lead over the Braves in the NL East.


GAME IN A NUTSHELL: One night after the Nationals made Felix Hernandez look human, their own marquee starter lived up to the billing.


The Nationals and Dodgers will be in the presence of a renaissance man on Monday night. A champion boxer, a pop singer, a congressman in his native Phillipines.


The New York Mets may be without standout second baseman Daniel Murphy for the remainder of this season, as the current MLB hits leader has landed on the disabled list with a strained right calf.