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Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (6) applies a late tag as Atlanta's Martin Prado slides into second base for a double during the seventh inning of the Braves' 11-2 win Sunday. The Nationals dropped to 1-2 with the loss. (Associated Press)

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (6) applies a late tag as Atlanta's Martin Prado slides into second base for a double during the seventh inning of the Braves' 11-2 win Sunday. The Nationals dropped to 1-2 with the loss. (Associated Press)

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