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Washington Nationals (65-64) vs. Kansas City Royals (64-64)
RHP Dan Haren (8-11, 4.64) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (8-7, 3.13)
Former Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim teammates Dan Haren and Ervin Santana hook up in Kansas City, with Haren and the Nationals seeking a three-game road sweep for the first time this season. Washington, which moved above the .500 mark for the first time since the All-Star break, is riding a five-game winning streak and has won 11 of 15 contests. The Royals, meanwhile, have lost seven in a row and 10 of 12. Denard Span has five hits and four RBI lifetime against Santana, while Chad Tracy, Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman have each gone deep against the homer-prone right-hander.
1. Denard Span CF
2. Ryan Zimmerman 3B
3. Bryce Harper RF
4. Jayson Werth DH
5. Ian Desmond SS
6. Adam LaRoche 1B
7. Wilson Ramos C
8. Tyler Moore LF
9. Anthony Rendon 2B
Dan Haren RHP
Jordan Zimmermann earned his 15th victory of the season Saturday night, becoming just the fourth Nationals pitcher to reach that plateau since the club arrived in The District in 2005. He joins Gio Gonzalez (21, 2012), Livan Hernandez (15, 2005) and Stephen Strasburg (15, 2012) in the 15-win club. The last time a D.C.-based pitcher won more than 15 games and another player repeated the feat the next season was 1940-41, when Sid Hudson won 17 games in 1940 and Dutch Leonard followed that up by winning 18 in 1941.
MORE MOORE, PLEASE
Since being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on August 17, Nationals first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore is batting .524 (11-for-21), raising his average 62 points on the season. The Nationals are 8-1 in the last nine games in which Moore has played.
THE POWER OF 3
When scoring three or more runs this year, as they did again Saturday night, the Nationals are 59-15 (.797). When plating two or fewer runs, Washington is just 6-49 (.109). The Nationals are an amazing 42-4 (.913) when they score five runs or more in a game.
8.24.13 – Nationals 7, Royals 2
Stat of the Game: Jordan Zimmermann earned his National League-leading 15th win of the season, matching the total accrued by Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tyler Moore had yet another multi-hit game, his fifth straight since being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
It Was Over When: Fernando Abad struck out David Lough with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the 8th inning.
8.23.13 – Nationals 11, Royals 10
Stat of the Game: The Nationals rallied from a 6-0 deficit, their largest comeback win of the season.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tyler Moore continued his hot hitting, collecting three of the Nationals 13 hits. He has multi-hit games in each of his four games since being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
It Was Over When: Moore caught a short fly ball to left field for the final out, giving the Nationals their fourth consecutive win.