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Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, right, turns a double play on a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso as Chase Headley slides into second during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. The Padres won 6-1. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, right, turns a double play on a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Yonder Alonso as Chase Headley slides into second during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. The Padres won 6-1. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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