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With the Pittsburgh PIrates in town, Nationals manager Matt Williams spoke about the intensity of a pennant race and how he is starting to feel it.
The Nationals pounced on Pirates starter Charlie Morton for five quick runs Friday, then hung on for a 5-4 win, their fourth straight.
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.