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It looked like the Washington Nationals were turning the corner scoring 19 runs in the first two games against the Miami Marlins.
J.T. Realmuto got a career-high five hits and drove in three runs, Martin Prado had four hits and the Marlins defeated Washington 10-2 on Sunday to snap a 14-game losing streak to the Nationals.
Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to help the Washington Nationals rally from a nine-run deficit and defeat the Miami Marlins 14-12 in a wild slugfest Thursday night to end a five-game losing streak.
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Nathan Eovaldi was beyond “sharp.” The Rays’ righty had his best performance of the season, striking out nine batters in six innings while allowing just one hit, a double in the sixth care of Bryce Harper.
With a 11-0 blowout win over the Washington Nationals, and a brilliant performance from Blake Snell, the Rays look like a team that could contend very soon.
Didi Gregorius ended a long power outage with a pair of home runs, Washington slugger Bryce Harper left in the eighth inning after he was hit by a pitch for the second time, and the New York Yankees beat the Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their 10th win in 12 games.
Celebrating sports championships at the White House is generally a jovial time with some jokes and pats on the back in the how great you are vein. It is an old tradition which started with President Andrew Johnson in 1865 who welcomed baseball’s Brooklyn Atlantics and the Washington Nationals to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
With just two true starting pitchers currently healthy, the Rays are going to need to make good use of the ‘opener’ and Bullpen Day strategy. That did not go well on Wednesday afternoon. Johnny Venters gave up five runs in the first inning and the Washington Nationals cruised from there in a 11-2 win.
The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to solve the mystery of Max Scherzer who punched out 13 in the Nationals 4-2 win. It was the Rays fifth straight loss dropping them to 28-31 on the season.