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Desmond showing signs of breaking out of slump

PHILADELPHIA — Ian Desmond wasn’t going to get too excited over a couple of strong days at the plate, even if they included a monstrous home run and several more quality at-bats. 450 more words

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On a long, up-and-down day, Strasburg stands tall

PHILADELPHIA — A lot happened over the course of seven hours Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, where the Nationals and Phillies engaged in 18 innings of baseball, some of it good and some of it bad and some of it painful. 853 more words

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Phillies 8, Nats 5: Roark rocked as winning streak ends at 8

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: After a dazzling performance by Stephen Strasburg in the opener of their doubleheader, the Nationals were hoping for something special out of Tanner Roark in the nightcap. 417 more words

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Game 76: Nats at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — And we’re back for Game 2 of this doubleheader, with the Nationals now looking to extend their winning streak to nine games and sweep this weekend series from the Phillies. 727 more words

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Nats 3, Phillies 2: Strasburg impressive again in victory

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With uncertainty surrounding the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, especially on the pitching front, nothing was more important to the Nationals than a strong start from Stephen Strasburg in the opener. 507 more words

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Game 75*: Nats at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Well, it’s a beautiful day here in Philly … guess we might as well play two!

Yes, after yesterday’s rain-shortened, 1 1/2-inning fiasco, we’re back for a traditional, old-fashioned doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. 999 more words

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Nats upset with Phillies after game called in 2nd inning

Updated at 6:13 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals are miffed at the Phillies after Saturday afternoon’s game began on-time, only to be postponed due to heavy rain that had been forecast all along after only 1 1/2 innings, a decision that forced the Nats to burn up starter Gio Gonzalez and find a fill-in starter for the nightcap of what will now be a Sunday doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. 653 more words

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