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• Johnson said he would try to stay away from using right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus on Sunday. Mattheus had a rough outing Saturday, recording only one out while giving up a hit, two walks and the game-winning run on a hit batter. Mattheus threw 23 pitches, only nine of them for strikes, and Johnson noted that Mattheus' sinkers were running horizontally too much.

Mattheus expressed some concern after the game that he might have been battling mechanical issues, but Johnson didn't expect Saturday's performance would stick with Mattheus.

• The Nationals lead the Majors in run differential this season, having scored 132 more runs than they have allowed entering Sunday. The Rangers (+122) are second, followed by the Yankees (+95). The Braves (+78) are the only other team in the NL East with a positive run differential.

• Johnson said he would try to stay away from using right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus on Sunday. Mattheus had a rough outing Saturday, recording only one out while giving up a hit, two walks and the game-winning run on a hit batter. Mattheus threw 23 pitches, only nine of them for strikes, and Johnson noted that Mattheus' sinkers were running horizontally too much.

Mattheus expressed some concern after the game that he might have been battling mechanical issues, but Johnson didn't expect Saturday's performance would stick with Mattheus.

• The Nationals lead the Majors in run differential this season, having scored 132 more runs than they have allowed entering Sunday. The Rangers (+122) are second, followed by the Yankees (+95). The Braves (+78) are the only other team in the NL East with a positive run differential.