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Nationals' offense isn't living up to the hype

A couple of wins over the hapless Orioles can't mask a season-long problem for Washington: The bats simply haven't been good enough.

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Scherzer delivers as Nats double up Orioles

Max Scherzer strikes out nine over seven innings and Juan Soto hits a go-ahead double in the eighth to propel the Nationals to a 4-2 win.

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Soto's double gives Nationals the lead

With the game tied in the eighth, Juan Soto hits a double to left center to score Bryce Harper and Trea Turner.

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Scherzer's pitch hops into umpire's shirt

Max Scherzer tosses a breaking ball that hits the dirt and bounces into home plate umpire Chris Segal's shirt.

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Rendon ties game with long ball

Anthony Rendon evens the score at 2-2 with a solo homer to left-center field in the sixth inning.

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Scherzer has issues with pitch

Max Scherzer's right cleat gets caught on the mound and forces him to throw a wild pitch to the backstop.

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Rasmus' great throw gets runner at the plate

Colby Rasmus catches the fly ball and hurls a gem to home that gets a sliding Wilmer Difo out at home.

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Trumbo mashes solo homer

Mark Trumbo smacks his sixth long ball of the season, a solo shot to center field in the fourth inning.

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Keith Law's Top 100 Prospects

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  • Keith Law's top prospects of 2018

    Between minor leaguers with major league bloodlines and future stars who have been involved in major trades, there are plenty of familiar names on this year's list. Where did your team's top young players land?