• Williams said that closer Rafael Soriano is fine after taking a Yadier Molina ground ball off his leg while recording a save on Friday night.
• With Span returning to the leadoff spot on Saturday, Harper remained in the No. 2 hole, while Anthony Rendon moved down to fifth. Rendon had hit first in six of the past seven games and hadn't hit lower than second since April 8.
• Outfielder Brian Goodwin, the Nats' No. 3 prospect according to MLB.com, hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning to send Triple-A Syracuse to a 6-5 win over Rochester on Friday night. A 2-for-4 game lifted Goodwin's season line to .267/.400/.311, with two doubles and four RBIs.