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Washington Nationals (51-45)


Thu. 7/18 Fri. 7/19 Sat. 7/20 Sun. 7/21 Mon. 7/22
@ Atl
W 13-4
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@ Atl
L 3-4
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Was 5 - 3 Atl
Final
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@ Atl
4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET19:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)6:08 PM CT
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4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT

Sánchez, Adams pace Nationals past Braves, 5-3

ATLANTA (AP) Nationals closer Sean Doolittle knew his team couldn't afford to falter in the late innings for the second straight night.

"I hesitate to use the phrase that today was a must-win game because it's still the third week of July," Doolittle said. "But after a tough one (Friday) night and knowing what the standings already are, I think tonight was really, really important for us."

Anibal Sanchez outpitched Mike Soroka and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, Matt Adams homered and Washington beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Saturday night.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rendon.318
HR: A. Rendon20
RBI: A. Rendon66
SB: T. Turner19
W: S. Strasburg12
ERA: M. Scherzer2.30
Saves: S. Doolittle20
K: M. Scherzer181
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (13)
Runs: 477 (15)
Hits: 829 (18)
Home Runs: 130 (18)
Stolen Bases: 62 (7)
OBP: .329 (9)
SLG: .435 (15)
Total Bases: 1413 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.31 (14)
Runs Allowed: 436 (12)
Saves: 24 (12)
Strikeouts: 908 (7)
OpBA: .248 (12)
OBP: .318 (12)
SLG: .405 (6)
Run Support: 5.06 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/17 E. Fedde Called Up from Minors
7/17 A. Sanchez Sent to Minors
7/16 S. Kieboom Sent to Minors
7/16 A. Voth Called Up from Minors
7/13 S. Kieboom Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/10 M. Scherzer Mid-back strain (on 10-day IL)
7/8 J. Venters Strained left shoulder (on 10-day IL)
6/16 K. Barraclough Right radial nerve irritation (10-day IL)
5/20 J. Hellickson Right shoulder tendinitis (on 60-day IL)
5/18 J. Miller Strained right rotator cuff (on 10-day IL)
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