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Espinosa up four times, but has zero at-bats

Nats SS 18th player since at least 1913 with that line and two RBIs
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Danny Espinosa turned in an unusual stat line in the Nationals' 6-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park on Saturday. The Washington shortstop made four trips to the plate, but never recorded an official at-bat.

That didn't prevent Espinosa from contributing, however. He drove in two runs via a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt and drew a pair of walks.

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Danny Espinosa turned in an unusual stat line in the Nationals' 6-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park on Saturday. The Washington shortstop made four trips to the plate, but never recorded an official at-bat.

That didn't prevent Espinosa from contributing, however. He drove in two runs via a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt and drew a pair of walks.

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Although four plate appearances without an at-bat isn't that unusual -- Espinosa is the fourth to do it this season, and his teammate, Bryce Harper, did it twice in a series against the Cubs in May -- but doing so with two RBIs is. Espinosa is only the 18th player since at least 1913 to make four plate appearances and drive in two runs without an at-bat. He's just the third player to accomplish the feat since 2000.

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The last player before Espinosa was the Yankees' Jayson Nix against the Blue Jays on May 17, 2013, at Yankee Stadium. Nix drove in a pair with two sacrifice flies, drew two free passes and also stole a base.

Espinosa's performance Saturday gives him 32 RBIs, good for sixth on the team. He's batting .222/.322/.415 through 73 games.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.

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