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Washington Nationals (55-50)

Sun. 8/2 Mon. 8/3 Tue. 8/4 Wed. 8/5 Thu. 8/6
@ NYM 
L 2-5
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vs. Ari 
L 4-6
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vs. Ari 
W 5-4
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vs. Ari 
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vs. Ari 
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(AP) -- The Washington Nationals have proved too inconsistent to stay atop the NL East and even their most reliable starter of late hasn't pitched too deep in recent outings.

Gio Gonzalez will try to last a little longer in Wednesday night's matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks while earning a fifth consecutive win.

Washington (55-50) has watched its three-game lead in the division evaporate during a 6-11 stretch and fell out of first place with its fourth consecutive loss in Monday's opener. The Nationals rebounded Tuesday to stay within a game of the New York Mets with a 5-4 victory, and Wilson Ramos provided the tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth.

AVG: B. Harper.330
HR: B. Harper29
RBI: B. Harper68
SB: M. Taylor12
W: M. Scherzer11
ERA: M. Scherzer2.31
Saves: D. Storen29
K: M. Scherzer181
NL East
NY Mets 5750.533-
Washington 5550.5241
Atlanta 4859.4499
Miami 4364.40214
Philadelphia 4265.39315
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .249 (21)
Runs: 433 (16)
Hits: 876 (25)
Home Runs: 104 (12)
Stolen Bases: 39 (27)
OBP: .314 (16)
SLG: .392 (18)
Total Bases: 1381 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.60 (10)
Runs Allowed: 406 (9)
Saves: 33 (8)
Strikeouts: 833 (13)
OpBA: .256 (20)
OBP: .305 (10)
SLG: .380 (10)
Run Support: 4.20 (15)
Date Player Transactions
7/31 D. Butler Outrighted to Minors
7/29 S. Solis Sent to Minors
7/29 S. Strasburg Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/28 E. Burriss Outrighted to Minors
7/28 D. Butler Designated for Assignment
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Date Player Status
7/12 D. Carpenter Right shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/7 D. Span Back tightness (on 15-day DL)
7/5 S. Strasburg Left oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
6/25 A. Rendon off 15-day DL
6/18 B. Harper Strained left hamstring (day-to-day)
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