The Nats stagnant bats finally exploded last night. Tonight they'll look to take that momentum into Cincinnati. Follow all the action with our live game thread.
According to a report in The Washington Post, utility man Mark DeRosa's slowed progress in returning to action from the disabled list is the product of an overly exuberant high-five with Bryce Harper.
Gio Gonzalez looks to keep the Nationals on the winning track as they open a weekend series in Cincinnati.
Two nights after blowing a save in ugly fashion, Henry Rodriguez calmly set down the Pirates to secure the Nationals' 4-2 victory.