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Garcia solid, but Braves blanked in nightcap

Garcia solid, but Braves blanked in nightcap

MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Sep 17, 2013
Freddy Garcia gave the Braves exactly what they wanted as he produced seven strong innings in Tuesday's nightcap. But the veteran hurler's effort went unrewarded as the Braves were once again baffled by Tanner Roark in a 4-0 loss to the Nationals.
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  • Nats sweep Braves day after Navy tragedy

    Nats sweep Braves day after Navy tragedy

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 17, 2013
    Tanner Roark threw seven shutout innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, ensuring the Braves leave Washington without the NL East title.
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  • Nationals sweep twin bill behind Roark's gem

    Nationals sweep twin bill behind Roark's gem

    MLB.com Sep 17, 2013
    The Nationals are doing everything they can to stay in the Wild Card race. In the second game of a day-night doubleheader, right-hander Tanner Roark pitched a gem as Washington defeated the Braves, 4-0, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, completing a t…
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  • Span's 28-game hit streak longest in bigs this year

    Span's 28-game hit streak longest in bigs this year

    MLB.com Sep 17, 2013
    Nationals outfielder Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 28 games on Tuesday night against the Braves, bypassing Colorado's Michael Cuddyer for the longest hitting streak in the Major Leagues this season.
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  • Nats, Braves reflect a day after DC shootings

    Nats, Braves reflect a day after DC shootings

    MLB.com Sep 17, 2013
    The flags at Nationals Park flew at half-staff Tuesday morning. As the city tried to heal from Monday's shooting at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, the Nationals and Braves also tried to move on.
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  • Braves mulling over course of action for Heyward

    Braves mulling over course of action for Heyward

    MLB.com Sep 17, 2013
    Jason Heyward remains hopeful that he will return to Atlanta's lineup before the regular season concludes. But, as he spoke to reporters before Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, he did not know exactly how he would continue his rehab process…
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  • Collapsing Rangers threatening to join list of recent choke tea…

    Collapsing Rangers threatening to join list of recent choke teams

    CNNSI.com Sep 17, 2013
    The Rangers are in the midst of a collapse and are threatening to join a growing list of recent teams that gagged away playoff spots.
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: NL Playoff Talk 03:08

    SweetSpot TV: NL Playoff Talk

    Sep 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss teams that are in the hunt for the playoffs in the National League.
  • Video - Nationals Rally To Take Game 1 00:32

    Nationals Rally To Take Game 1

    Sep 17
    The Washington Nationals scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in the opening game of a doubleheader.
  • Video - Nats Sweep Doubleheader With Braves 00:34

    Nats Sweep Doubleheader With Braves

    Sep 17
    Tanner Roark tossed seven scoreless innings to improve to 7-0 and lifted the Nationals to a 4-0 win over the Braves.

Sports Columnists

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    Sep 17
    John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East has gotten beat up early, and its struggles were easy to foresee.
  • Don Banks: Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia a historic trip back in time

    Sep 17
    He is the only man having already made the same trip down memory lane that Andy Reid faces this week in his much-anticipated return to Philadelphia, and somewhat predictably, he predicted cheers will greet his fellow former Eagles coach Thursday night a…
  • Don't Be Fooled: The Future of Offense Is Simplicity

    Sep 17
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