The Nationals are enjoying their best stretch of the season, but they've still only gained 1/2-game in the Wild Card race.
Salvador Perez homered early, then drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth and the Kansas City Royals rebounded for a 6-4 victory after blowing a 4-0 lead against Washington on Sunday.
Having already matched a season-best with five straight wins, today the Nats can make it six straight and a sweep of the Royals.
Who will get a look this September? Here are a few names to watch as the Nats get ready to expand their roster.