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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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Hot-hitting Tyler Moore happy to be back in the majors

Tyler Moore was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse Saturday morning, rewarding the hot-hitting outfielder/first baseman for his strong performance after returning to the minors on July 10. Here's what Moore had to say about how this season has gone for him, and how he's worked through his struggles at the major league level this year:

Bryce Harper is hit by a pitch from Atlanta Braves left-hander Luis Avilan in the Washington Nationals' loss on Friday night. (Associated Press photo)

Bryce Harper continues to get plunked by the Atlanta Braves

Bryce Harper was hit twice on Friday night. The first, a curveball from Alex Wood, hit him in the back. The second, a fastball from Luis Avilan, hit him in the upper back/arm and was close to his head. The Atlanta Braves' fans cheered raucously each time this happened. Through a team spokesman, Harper declined comment on Friday night. Here's what several other Nationals and Braves had to say about all of the plunking:

The Atlanta Braves celebrate after Justin Upton hit a walk-off home run to beat the Washington Nationals on Friday night. (Associated Press photo)

Braves hand Nationals walk-off loss in 10 innings

There was hardly anything left for the Washington Nationals to say late Friday night. Another defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Braves -- this one 3-2 on a walk-off 10th-inning home run by Justin Upton -- came on a night Bryce Harper was hit with a pitch twice. There was little left they could say, so they sat in silence.

The Washington Nationals celebrate their fifth straight victory on Wednesday night. (Associated Press photo)

Nationals renewed during win streak: 'What've we got to lose?'

A week ago Wednesday night, the Washington Nationals trudged off their home field and pondered where their season was headed. Swept by the Atlanta Braves, their season was left to hang precariously between that place of possible contention and possible irrelevance. They wanted none of the latter, but were on the outskirts of the former. Seven days later, the Nationals have pushed that series into the background of what might be the rebirth of their season.

Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span hangs onto a game-winning catch in the ninth inning of the Nationals' 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants. (Associated Press photo)

Denard Span's game-saving catch helps Nationals seal fifth straight victory

The moment the ball left Hunter Pence’s bat, the San Francisco Giants outfielder figured he’d just snatched a game from the grips of defeat for his team. Head down, running to first base, Pence thought he had a double and hoped, at the very least, Buster Posey would score the tying run from second base. Then he heard the roars. It was the only reason he even lifted his head. By the time he did, the final out of the Washington Nationals’ 6-5 victory over the Giants was poking out of center fielder Denard Span’s glove.