• MLB Notebook: Span sparking Nationals' late run

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Sep 18, 2013
    If he gets a hit Thursday, Span will match the longest hitting streak in Nationals history, set by Ryan Zimmerman in 2009. Players in the Nationals' dugout applauded as Span touched first base and kept the longest hitting streak in the Majors alive. And the Nationals, who looked all but out of it, have reeled in 22 wins in 30 games to thrust themselves back into the postseason conversation, 4 1/2 games behind the Reds, with 11 games remaining on Washington's schedule. After missing his most recent start with right forearm tightness, Stephen Strasburg said on Tuesday that his bullpen session went well, and added that he will start Thursday against the Marlins.
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    • Span's hit streak at 29, one away from Nats' mark

      The longest hitting streak in the Major Leagues reached 29 games Wednesday night, when Denard Span singled in the seventh inning against the Braves. If he gets a hit Thursday, Span will match the longest hitting streak in Nationals history, set by Ryan …
      Source: MLB.com
    • Span's 28-game hit streak longest in bigs this year

      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.
      Source: MLB.com

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