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27-17, 1st in NL East

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Joe Ross has had no shortage of run support from the Nationals' offense. In his first four starts this season, the Nats have outscored opponents 62-22.

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Kyle Schwarber's home run -- which left Wrigley Field and landed on Sheffield Avenue -- easily paced the league on Tuesday. Michael Conforto and Kendrys Morales were next, with Bryce Harper and Charlie Blackmon not too far behind.

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Nationals RF Bryce Harper smashed another tape-measure shot on Tuesday night vs. the Mariners for his 14th home run of the season. When Harper dropped from 42 homers in 2015 to 24 last year, he hit his 14th on June 16.

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Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon has hit seven home runs this season yet Tuesday night's two-HR game vs. the Mariners is his second multi-homer game of 2017. He hit three on April 30 against the Mets.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been an odd offensive season for Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon. He homered twice Tuesday and knocked in five and now has produced five of his seven homers and 15 of his 28 RBI in only two games. In the other 40 games he's been pretty quiet! For those in roto leagues this is no big deal. Trust Rendon ends up with similar numbers as last year, as his team is certainly strong offensively, but the ride could be a bit more inconsistent.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nats bats found their groove again in a 10-1 bludgeoning of the Mariners that featured four homers, including a pair by Anthony Rendon and back-to-back jacks by Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper. After scoring double-digit runs six times in April, this was the very time in May that Washington has gone for 10-plus.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

The most impressive part of Joe Ross' performance against the Mariners tonight: Against left-handers, he afforded just two hits and no walks while striking out four, generating seven swings and misses and getting seven ground balls in their 14 trips to the plate. Entering tonight, he had allowed .306/.374/.469 rates to lefties in his career. Ross has surely earned himself another start for the Nationals, and he should earn a spot on your fantasy roster for it as well.

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Harper's solo shot adds to Nationals' lead (0:20)
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Rendon sends two long balls over the wall (0:41)

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This is the 5th time this season and 30th time in their careers that Mike Trout and Bryce Harper homered on the same day.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth just went back-to-back in the fourth to give the Nationals a 7-0 lead over the Mariners. Washington has also hit for the cycle in the inning.

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Revisiting preseason questions: Nationals

In mid-February, we wondered if GM Mike Rizzo would be able to solve the closer riddle. So far, Washington has used five different pitchers to record 12 saves as a team this season.

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Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg threw 11 strikeouts on Sunday, eight using a curveball.

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Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg threw his curveball 28% of the time, his highest rate in the last 2 seasons. The curveball was his putaway pitch. Braves hitters were 0-10 with 8 K vs it; he got as many outs with his curveball (10) as he did in his previous 4 starts combined. The 8 curveball strikeouts were 1 shy of his career high, done in 2013 against the Phillies and 2015 against the Mets (the Phillies game is the only other one in which opposing hitters went 0-10 against his curve).

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Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy hit his 10th career home run against the Braves in the fourth inning of Friday night's matchup.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.3921st
Quality Starts28Tied-1st
WHIP1.3214th
BAA.25419th
Runs2561st
Batting Average.2771st
On Base Percentage.3481st
Slugging Percentage.4791st

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