WASHINGTON NATIONALS

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One by one, they stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first, hoping to put together quality at-bats but fully aware the percentages said more of them would make outs than didn't.

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GAME IN A NUTSHELL: After a sweep of the Mets that catapulted them to a 6-game lead in the NL East, the Nationals returned home for the first of 10 games in 10 days on South Capitol Street.

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That the Nationals just swept the Mets in New York isn't a major surprise. This is a team, in case you didn't realize, that has now won 11 consecutive games at Citi Field.

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