Roark throws seven scoreless in Nats win

Roark throws seven scoreless in Nats win
September 17, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Nationals sweep critical double header

Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark (59) throws during the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park.

(Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

It had already been an emotional day for the Nationals when they took the field at 7:05 p.m., with two pregame ceremonies honoring the victims of yesterday’s Navy Yard shootings and a visit from Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Throw in their come-from-behind, walk-off win in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader, and the Nationals were plenty exhausted before Game 2 even began. Then Tanner Roark took the mound and re-energized everyone in the ballpark.

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