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Nationals complete sweep of Braves

...for driving runs in, because he stays in the middle of diamond and goes the other way so well," Nationals manager Matt Williams said of Ramos, who's hitting .420 (21 for 50) during the streak.Freddie Freeman had twohits and scored twice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-10/nationals-complete-sweep
Braves' rally thwarted by Harper's walk-off homer

...hit his 11th home run on a 1-0 pitch."Certainly, we don't expect him to hit a home run every day," manager Matt Williams said. "But he can get in streaks like this where he sees the ball very well."Harper has 12 RBI in his past three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-09/braves-rally-thwarted-ha
Kelly Johnson's homer helps Braves beat reeling Nationals

...swollen, said he expects to miss a day or two.Asked whether he thought Simmons' slide was clean, Nationals manager Matt Williams said "I'm not going to comment on that."Washington shortstop Ian Desmond said "He didn't slide, basically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-27/kelly-johnsons-homer-hel
Washington's Span' likely out 4-6 weeks after surgery

...Denard Span had surgery to repair a right core muscle injury and will miss the Nationals' opener in April.Manager Matt Williams said Monday the projected time for Span's return is uncertain and added "you're looking at four-to-six weeks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-09/washingtons-span-likely-
All MLB games to start at same time on final day this year

...starting all 15 games on Oct. 4 at virtually the same time."Could add some drama," Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said before Friday's exhibition against Houston.Might make for tough choices, too.If the Mariners hold a one-game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-20/all-mlb-games-start-same
Cubs, rooftop owners battle in court over Wrigley renovation

...the Opening Day starter instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three Opening Day starts.Manager Matt Williams made the announcement before Monday's game against the New York Yankees. METS: Bartolo Colon has been picked to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-23/cubs-rooftop-owners-batt
Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters shut down for now

...so we're going to have to see how he goes in the next couple of days and push him (back)," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He's a little sore, so we don't want to have any issues with him not feeling 100 percent."Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-21/baltimore-catcher-matt-w
Maker of iconic Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson Sporting Goods for $70 million

...excitement of signing your first pro contract was getting a bat deal with Louisville Slugger."Former All-Star player Matt Williams, who now manages the Washington Nationals, said Louisville Slugger bats were popular among players of his generation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-23/maker-iconic-louisville-sl
Alex Rodriguez hits first homer since returning from year-long suspension

...will miss his scheduled spring training start against the New York Mets today because of an ingrown toenail.Manager Matt Williams said Strasburg is "a little bit sore moving around, running around. ... He's perfectly fine, but he had an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-11/alex-rodriguez-hits-firs
Rangers' Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

...a strained side and will be sidelined seven to 10 days.The injury is a Grade 1 left oblique strain, and manager Matt Williams said Saturday the team is being cautious. He anticipates the former Atlanta Brave returning to spring training games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-07/rangers-yu-darvish-might