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54-50, 2nd in NL Cent
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Nats rack up seven homers before reaching 10 outs (1:00)
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Thursday's sluggers

White Sox 1B Jose Abreu took the prize for the longest home run hit on Thursday -- and his longest so far this season -- with a 454-footer in a 6-3 home loss to the Cubs. His other HR of the night landed in the top three.

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Nats put on a HR derby with 8 in blowout (2:03)
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Nationals hit 8 HRs to blast Brewers 15-2

The Washington Nationals tied a franchise record with eight home runs, including two apiece by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, and Max Scherzer pitched six innings of three-hit ball in a 15-2 rout of the fading Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

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Nationals tie MLB record with 5-HR inning (1:08)
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Harper blasts two homers in Nats' blowout win (0:51)
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Fact or Fiction

Will the Brewers be in first place again after their important weekend series with the Cubs? Lance and Dan answer this and much more in a round of Fact or Fiction

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals have gone back to back to back to back. That's not a typo. Four homers in a row off Brewers starter Michael Blazak. Brain Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman. First time in Nats/Expos history they've gone B2B2B2B.

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Cubs turn tables on Brewers in NL Central

With a win and a Brewers loss Wednesday, the Cubs are in sole possession of first in their division for the first time since May 26. They entered the break 5 ½ games behind the Brewers, which matched their most games back this season. They are 10-2 since the break, tied with the Dodgers for the best record in baseball, while the Brewers are 4-8.

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Wednesday's longest home runs

Domingo Santana's 476-footer was the longest homer hit at Nationals Park since 2015, while teammate Lewis Brinson wasn't far behind with his first career blast. Giancarlo Stanton took over the MLB lead in homers with his 468-foot shot in a 22-10 rout of the Rangers.

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Baker wants Harper's emotion (0:22)
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Santana crushes homer past bleachers (0:37)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper got tossed, the Nationals batted around in a 7-run eighth inning, and reports surfaced that Stephen Strasburg will miss his next start. Just another day at the office that is Nats Park. Oh, and Washington beat Milwaukee 8-5.

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Difo stumbles on way home, still scores (0:29)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Lewis Brinson made his first big-legaue bomb count. The Brewers outfielder, called up today, just took Sean Doolittle deeeeeep to left center at Nats Park. No distance yet, but it didn't look too far away from where teammate Domingo Santana's 476-foot jack landed earlier in the game.

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Harper beefs with ump, gets tossed (0:46)
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Tuesday's longest home runs

Taijuan Walker's first career homer paced the competition at 455 feet -- the second-longest by a pitcher this season (Jon Gray, 467 feet). Bradley Zimmer's 435-footer marked his first career grand slam, while Eric Thames' blast ended a drought dating back to July 4.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals fell 7-0 to the Brewers, just the third time this season they've been shut out. Only the Reds (twice) have been blanked less among NL teams. Despite the loss, Washington (59-39) still boasts the third-best record in baseball.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5027th
Batting Average.25318th
On Base Percentage.32417th
Slugging Percentage.4458th
Earned Run Average4.2514th
Quality Starts43Tied-17th
WHIP1.3816th
BAA.25918th

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