The right-hander missed last year's postseason after spending the final month of the season on the disabled list with a strained flexor mass in his right arm, taking away one of the Nationals' most potent weapons. This year, when a nerve impingement in his elbow sent him to the disabled list in late July, there was a sense of relief that the injury wasn't more serious, but also trepidation regarding what the rest of his season would bring.
The Dodgers held on for a 3-2 win on Saturday at Nationals Park, taking the first two games of the three-game weekend series. Their win streak now at four, the Dodgers hold a seven-game lead over the Nationals for home-field advantage, so barring another 1-16 skid -- and with only 14 games remaining on the schedule, that seems unlikely -- it's safe to assume the road to the World Series in the NL will go through Southern California.
The Nationals were firmly in control of the NL East, a 12 1/2-game lead putting them on track for a third straight division title. Home-field advantage seemed like a fantasy for Washington, which trailed Los Angeles by 14 1/2 games for the NL's best record. Yet on Friday night, the Nats were only five games behind the Dodgers. Suddenly the NL's best record was within reach, and the team they were chasing was sitting in the third-base dugout at Nationals Park.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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