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  • Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, right, looks up as he talks with teammate Bryce Harper during baseball practice, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in St. Louis. The Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to play Game 1 in the National League division series on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Davey Johnson managed four major league teams and won a World Series with the New York Mets in 1986.

    Davey Johnson officially takes over as Nationals manager

    Less than an hour before the Nationals took the field to play the White Sox Sunday afternoon, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo addressed his team. Three days of craziness and uncertainty behind them, Rizzo spoke of the team's past and its future. Davey Johnson would be their new manager, he told them, and then he thanked interim manager John McLaren for all he'd done for the organization. Applause was audible from outside the closed clubhouse doors.

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    Nats' offense silenced in 3-0 loss to White Sox

    The Washington Nationals played baseball for nearly five hours Friday night, needing 14 innings to continue a winning surge that has made them the hottest team in baseball. But the emotional toll of what Nationals interim manager John McLaren called "the most intense" game he'd seen likely weighed on them Saturday afternoon.

  • Washington Nationals interim manager John McLaren, left, argues with first base umpire Mike Estabrook during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Nats beat White Sox 9-5, nab 4 in the 14th

    John McLaren, red-faced and irate, pointing violently at umpire Mike Estabrook after an eighth-inning out call at first base was reversed, ensured that his first game as interim manager of the Washington Nationals would end abruptly. The way the previous 24 hours had gone for the Nationals, that seemed a fitting way for it to happen.

  • Washington Nationals interim manager John McLaren will leave the coaching staff following Sunday's game and be reassigned to a front-office position . (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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  • Washington Nationals interim manager John McLaren speaks during a news conference before an interleague baseball game between the Nationals and the Chicago White Sox, Friday, June 24, 2011, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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    For three years, John McLaren has waited for his next opportunity to manage a major league team. Friday, he'll get that chance — but it likely will be a short-lived tenure.

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