After a sweep of the Mets, the Nationals returned home with a six-game lead in the NL East. They stayed one step ahead of the Pirates all night.
The Nationals' banged up outfield got some good news and some bad news in terms of guys recovering from injuries on Friday.
Tanner Roark and the Nationals hope to continue their winning ways tonight when they open a weekend series with the playoff-contending Pirates. Get live updates on Nats Insider!
The Nationals are six games up in first place and many players deserve credit. Denard Span and Ian Desmond, in particular, have been on fire.
The Marlins looked poised to take over second place in the NL East this weekend. Are they a bigger threat to the Nats than the Braves?