After the tragedy at the Navy Yard on Monday caused a postponement of their game, the Nationals and Braves will play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday with the first starting at 1:05 p.m. The same pitchers who were set to go on Monday will take the ball today as lefty Mike Minor and Dan Haren are set to face off.
With a magic number of four in the NL East division, the stakes are quite high on Tuesday. If the Braves sweep the doubleheader, they clinch the division crown and will have the opportunity to celebrate at Nationals Park. The Nats are determined to avoid that, not that they need any more motivation. The Reds beat the Astros on Monday night and now hold a 5-game lead in the NL Wild Card race.
Washington will need a good start from Haren, who seemed to snap out of his recent funk…
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