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Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park | Manager: Matt Williams
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.249434863.11
NL East2nd2nd2nd1st
National League 8th6th7th1st

Last Game

Wed, July 30
Marlins Park
TV: MLB Network Regional
Washington Nationals
at
Miami Marlins
WAS4Final3MIA

Pitching

W: T. Roark (11-6)
L:
B. Hand (2-3)
S:
D. Storen (1)

Home Runs

WAS - None  
MIA
- J. Valdespin (2),G. Stanton (24)

Schedule

Sun Jul 20
W 5 - 4MIL
Recap
Mon Jul 21
W 7 - 2at COL
Recap
Tue Jul 22
W 7 - 4at COL
Recap
Wed Jul 23
L 6 - 4at COL
Recap
Fri Jul 25
W 4 - 1at CIN
Recap
Sat Jul 26
L 1 - 0at CIN
Recap
Sun Jul 27
W 4 - 2at CIN
Recap
Mon Jul 28
L 7 - 6at MIA
Recap
Tue Jul 29
L 3 - 0at MIA
Recap
Wed Jul 30
W 4 - 3at MIA
Recap
7:05 pm EDT
Today
PHI
Preview
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 1
PHI
7:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 2
PHI
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Aug 3
PHI
7:05 pm EDT
Mon Aug 4
BAL
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Aug 5
NYM
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Aug 6
NYM
12:35 pm EDT
Thu Aug 7
NYM
7:35 pm EDT
Fri Aug 8
at ATL
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Aug 9
at ATL

Standings

NL
East
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Washington50-3958-47
Atlanta54-4258-50
Miami42-5053-54
New York44-4952-56
Philadelphia46-5347-61
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Rafael Soriano off Wednesday, following blown save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano was given the day off Wednesday, after appeared in four games over the last week. He blew his fourth save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins, but manager Matt Williams told CSNWashington.com he will be back in the closer's role beginning Thursday.  

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Drew Storen struggles, picks up first save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals reliever Drew Storen was used as the closer Wednesday against the Marlins, and nearly gave the game away.

With Rafael Soriano off for day, Storen was asked to preserve a three-run lead in the ninth inning. He was charged with two runs on three hits and a walk, and had the tying and go-ahead runs on base when he ended the game on a groundout.

Storen picked up his first save of the season, despite his ERA rising to 1.53 with the outing. He has 29 strikeouts and eight walks in 35 1/3 innings of work.  

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Tanner Roark sparkles in fourth straight win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark picked up his 11th win of the season Wednesday, as the Nationals held on for a 4-3 win over the Marlins.

Roark twirled a gem over seven innings of work, as he allowed just a solo home run in the fourth inning. He limited the Marlins to just three hits and a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 112 pitches over his seven innings.

Roark is now 11-6 and riding a four-start wining streak. He lowered his ERA to 2.74 with the outing, which ranks ninth in the National League. His next start is set for Monday against the Orioles. 

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Jayson Werth able to return Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth's absence will come to an end after just one game, as he is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Werth missed Tuesday's game due to an ankle injury, suffering during Monday's game. He is in his usual spot in the lineup, batting third and playing right field. 

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Report: Ryan Zimmerman has Grade 3 hamstring strain
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, which could put him on the shelf for an extended period of time, MLB.com reports.

A Grade 3 strain is the most severe type of hamstring strain. The Nationals have yet to issue an official statement on the injury or on a timetable for Zimmerman's recovery.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGDenard Span , CF.287
HRIan Desmond , SS17
RBIIan Desmond , SS62
OBPJayson Werth , RF.375
SLGAnthony Rendon , 3B.464
RAnthony Rendon , 3B74
SBDenard Span , CF18
WTanner Roark , SP10
ERATanner Roark , SP2.82
WHIPTanner Roark , SP1.10
KStephen Strasburg , SP167
SVRafael Soriano , RP25
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