GAME IN A NUTSHELL: How about we just do "Game in a word" tonight? The answer is: Rout.
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There are nights when a manager will explain a loss away by claiming his guys hit the ball hard, but everyone knows it's mere lip service for an otherwise lackluster performance at the plate.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals, to the surprise of nobody, got another strong start from Doug Fister.