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Worth noting

• Including Friday's 9-2 series opening win over the Rangers, the Nationals are 22-2 when scoring four or more runs. On the other hand, Washington sports a 4-25 record when three or fewer runners cross home plate.

• Washington's relievers lead the Majors in bullpen ERA (2.21). Drew Storen and Blake Treinen tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Stephen Strasburg on Friday night. Entering Saturday, Storen had not allowed a run in eight consecutive appearances dating back to May 13.

• With Saturday's 12:05 p.m. start time, Jose Lobaton started at catcher in place of Wilson Ramos. Lobaton entered the game batting .227 (20-for-88) with one home run and eight RBIs in May, and he hit a two-run homer in the second inning Saturday.

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