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“To be able to see him and do that and hear the ovation that he got was pretty special,” Desmond said. “[It’s] something I’ll remember for a long time.”

Because of the drubbing the Cardinals put on the Nationals, Desmond likely won’t remember his Game 3 performance fondly. But praise from Robinson should go a long way beyond this series and season, happy to have his No. 20 on Desmond’s back.

“He’s worn it well,” Robinson said.