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Rookie helps Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

...for the second NL wild card.Stephen Souza Jr. hit his first career homer for the Nationals. Washington manager Matt Williams gave his regulars a day off one day after the Nationals clinched the NL East title.Alex Wood (11-10) allowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-17/rookie-helps-braves-beat
Washington Nationals beat Atlanta Braves 2-1 behind Doug Fister

...1-0 lead, Fister sandwiched walks to Freeman and Tommy La Stella around a pair of fly outs in the seventh. Manager Matt Williams visited the mound, and Fister then got Andrelton Simmons to ground into an inning-ending fielder's choice.Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-08/washington-nationals-bea
Braves' division hopes dimmed after loss

...down the Braves over the final three innings, with Drew Storen pitching the ninth for the save. Washington manager Matt Williams initially indicated he would go to a closer-by-committee when struggling reliever Rafael Soriano lost the job on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-09/braves-division-hopes-ab
Braves beat Nationals in series finale, avoid sweep

...Washington never did solve Harang."Today is pretty tough peeping out there. Shadows are tough," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "Breaking ball especially, when you have shadows, is difficult. And change of speed. But (Harang) can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-10/braves-beat-nationals-se
Nationals shut out Braves, reclaim NL East lead

...6-2) allowed five hits with three strikeouts and one walk."He controlled the strike zone," Nationals manager Matt Williams said of Fister, who allowed two hits in the first inning but just three over his final seven. "He wants to stay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-21/nationals-shut-out-brave
Braves fall to Washington 4-1

...strikeout in the ninth.With Washington leading 3-0, the first two Braves reached against Roark in the sixth. Manager Matt Williams visited the mound but left Roark in to face Jason Heyward. Roark got Heyward on a fly to right, but Justin Upton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2014-06-22
Nationals salvage series split against Braves

...some."With Washington leading 3-0, the first two Braves reached against Roark (7-4) in the sixth. Manager Matt Williams visited the mound but left Roark in to face Jason Heyward. Roark got Heyward on a fly to right, but Justin Upton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-22/nationals-salvage-series
Brad Ausmus has Tigers back atop AL Central

...Detroit is experiencing the most success early.The Seattle Mariners (Lloyd McClendon) and Washington Nationals (Matt Williams) are each a game above .500 under their new skippers. Meanwhile, Bryan Price and the Cincinnati Reds (17-19...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-12/brad-ausmus-has-tigers-b
Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta Braves past Washington Nationals

...disabled list before the game with a concussion."It is what it is. Nobody is going to feel sorry for us," manager Matt Williams said. "You've got to play."B.J. Upton had two hits, including his first homer, and Dan Uggla drove in two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-12/freddie-freeman-leads-at
Pitcher Julio Teheran leads Braves past Nationals

...since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 29. "Through exercise he feels pretty good," manager Matt Williams said. "The test is going to be throwing and extending in a controlled environment." . Illness is going around both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-05/pitcher-julio-teheran-le