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“It’s just trust,” Lannan said. “After that game against Colorado, I tried to go back out there and get the trust back. Today was a little difficult, but I was able to get through it. It’s the same thing all the time: You’ve just got to go out there, trust your stuff, know what works for you and what kind of pitcher you are. That’s what I’ve been trying to do.”

He’s also, apparently, a slugger. As they climbed back to within a game of .500, both on the season and on the current road trip, that was just fine with the Nationals.