Nationals finally playing as expected but it may be too late
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 13, 2013
The Washington Nationals finally are playing like, well, the Washington Nationals. The Nationals would have to go 13-3. Ryan Zimmerman hit the first of the Nationals' four home runs and pushed them within 5 1/2 games of Cincinnati for the NL's final playoff berth. The Washington Nationals have done their best lately to try to reduce their sizable deficit in the NL wild card race. Strasburg gave up four runs over six innings in his latest outing Sunday in Miami but benefited from generous run support in a 6-4 win, his first since pitching a four-hitter versus Philadelphia on Aug. 11 for his first shutout.