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Highlights 5.10.13

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5.10.13 – Nationals 7, Cubs 3

Stat of the Game: Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run, three runs scored and three RBI. 

Under-the-Radar Performance: Adam LaRoche collected two more hits, the seventh-straight game in which he has reached safely multiple times.

It Was Over When: Danny Espinosa ripped a two-out, two-run double in the fifth to extend the Nationals lead to 7-2.

Highlights: 5.2.13

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5.2.13 – Nationals 3, Braves 1

Stat of the Game: Dan Haren needed just 90 pitches to complete a season-high eight innings of work in earning his second consecutive victory.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Denard Span factored in all three Washington scores, finishing 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, a run scored and two RBI.

It Was Over When: Rafael Soriano popped out Dan Uggla as the tying run in the bottom of the ninth to earn the series split.

Highlights: 5.1.13

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5.1.13 – Nationals 2, Braves 0

Stat of the Game: Jordan Zimmermann continued to dominate, running his scoreless innings streak to 18 with eight shutout frames of two-hit ball.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Ian Desmond extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two-run shot that provided all the game’s offense.

It Was Over When: The Nationals never allowed the tying run to reach base, retiring the final 20 Braves batters.

Highlights: 4.30.13

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4.30.13 – Braves 8, Nationals 1

Stat of the Game: Wilson Ramos returned to action and drove home Washington’s lone run with an RBI-groundout in the fifth. 

Under-the-Radar Performance: Henry Rodriguez struck out one, needing just 12 pitches in a scoreless eighth.

It Was Over When: After Washington got on the board in the fifth, Atlanta struck back for three runs in the bottom half to provide the final margin.

Highlights: 4.27.13

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4.27.13 – Nationals 6, Reds 3

Stat of the Game: Bryce Harper‘s fourth-inning home run was his ninth of the year and plated his 17th and 18th RBI, setting club records for the month of April in each category.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Denard Span had two hits and made two terrific, run-saving catches in the outfield to preserve the Washington lead.

It Was Over When: Span ranged far to his right to snare a bases-loaded, two-out liner off the bat of Zack Cozart in the seventh, keeping the Nationals ahead by three the rest of the way.

Highlights: 4.25.13

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4.25.13 – Nationals 8, Reds 1

Stat of the Game: Gio Gonzalez allowed just one hit over eight innings of work, striking out seven to earn his second win of the season.

Under-the-Radar Performance: While Danny Espinosa homered and plated three on his 26th birthday, Denard Span also had three RBI, collecting three hits as well.

It Was Over When: Espinosa’s two-run shot in the third opened up a 6-0 lead from which Washington would never look back.

Highlights: 4.24.13

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4.24.13 – Cardinals 4, Nationals 2

Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth mashed his fourth home run of the season, giving him the second most on the team behind only Bryce Harper (seven).

Under-the-Radar Performance: After a three-run first inning, Stephen Strasburg allowed just two baserunners over six scoreless frames the rest of the way.

It Was Over When: Washington could not capitalize on a pair of threats with the potential go-ahead run on base in the sixth and seventh innings.

Highlights: 4.23.13

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4.23.13 – Cardinals 2, Nationals 0

Stat of the Game: Nationals bullpen relievers Henry Rodriguez and Tyler Clippard combined to toss three hitless frames, running the bullpen’s scoreless streak to 12.0 innings overall.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Ross Detwiler took the tough-luck loss despite delivering his fourth straight quality start to begin the 2013 season.

It Was Over When: Washington got the tying run to the plate in three of the final four frames, but could not get a run across.

Highlights: 4.21.13

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4.21.13 – Mets 2, Nationals 0

Stat of the Game: Three of Washington’s top four batters in the lineup reached base twice, but the Nationals were unable to push across any runs in the loss.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Steve Lombardozzi came off the bench with a pinch-single, raising his average to .333 for the season.

It Was Over When: The Nationals could not capitalize on their best rally opportunity with two on and none out in the seventh inning.

Highlights: 4.20.13

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4.20.13 – Mets 7, Nationals 1

Stat of the Game: Bryce Harper notched his second multi-homer game of the season and the fourth of his career, going 3-for-3 with the two dingers, a walk, a double, three runs scored and three RBI.

Under-the-Radar Performance: Craig Stammen did not earn a decision, but struck out five of the six batters he faced over two perfect innings of relief.

It Was Over When: Harper homered for the second time to break a 6-6 tie on the first pitch of the eighth inning, then Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano combined for the game’s final six outs.