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Washington Nationals (18-8)


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@ KC
W 2-0
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@ KC
L 6-7
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Was 13 - 2 KC
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(AP) -- Dusty Baker is returning to Wrigley Field having led the Washington Nationals to the verge of the best start in franchise history.

His former Chicago Cubs have raced to their best in more than a century.

The NL's two leading teams will open a four-game series Thursday night, and Washington's Joe Ross will try to provide another stellar outing when he faces a formidable lineup.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Murphy.376
HR: B. Harper9
RBI: B. Harper24
SB: B. Harper5
W: S. Strasburg4
ERA: G. González1.15
Saves: J. Papelbon9
K: S. Strasburg40
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 198.704-
NY Mets 179.6541.5
Philadelphia 1612.5713.5
Miami 1412.5384.5
Atlanta 720.25912
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .238 (20)
Runs: 107 (16)
Hits: 209 (21)
Home Runs: 32 (9)
Stolen Bases: 13 (18)
OBP: .308 (21)
SLG: .404 (13)
Total Bases: 355 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.36 (2)
Runs Allowed: 68 (2)
Saves: 10 (6)
Strikeouts: 227 (4)
OpBA: .215 (2)
OBP: .278 (2)
SLG: .309 (2)
Run Support: 4.01 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/1 W. Ramos Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
5/1 P. Severino Sent to Minors
4/28 B. Revere Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/27 M. Belisle Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained right calf)
4/27 S. Solís Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/27 M. Belisle Strained right calf (on 15-day DL)
4/5 B. Revere Strained right oblique (on 15-day DL)
4/1 A. Barrett Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
3/17 B. Arroyo Torn right rotator cuff (day-to-day)
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