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The Washington Nationals won 2-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies thanks to Ian Desmond ’s go-ahead RBI in the sixth inning.Bryce Harper scored the first Nationals run of the game with his 16th home run of the season, the most in the National League.

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A profile of every NL East team's needs and recent history leading up to the 2015 MLB draft, and some possible fits.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2142nd
Batting Average.25711th
On Base Percentage.3248th
Slugging Percentage.4176th
Earned Run Average3.648th
Quality Starts266th
WHIP1.2915th
BAA.26227th

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