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Washington got 10 hits off Minnesota left-hander Glen Perkins, but the only one that went for extra bases was Young’s solo homer in the eighth. And the Nationals left 10 men on base a day after stranding 12 runners.

And as much of the loss as Hill wanted to put on himself, Young saw a bigger picture.

When asked what’s wrong with the Nationals, he simply answered, “A lot.”

“We can’t start nitpicking, pointing fingers and things like that,” Young added. “We win as a team. We lose as a team. When it turns, it’s going to turn for the better.”