Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (20) is greeted at the plate by teammate Ryan Zimmerman after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of the Nationals' game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (20) is greeted at the plate by teammate Ryan Zimmerman after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of the Nationals' game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)