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St. Louis Cardinals 71-59 – Differential: +113 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: L2 – 8.0 GB, 1.0 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base safely in a career-high 27 consecutive games

Beltran RF – 2 for 19 (.105 BA / .150 OBP) over his last 5 games

Holliday LF – 4 for 13 (.308 BA / .615 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Jackson; 1 hit away from 1,500 for his career

Craig 1B – .287 BA / .345 OBP in 40 road games this season (.335 BA / .394 OBP in 48 home games)

Molina C – 7 for 8 (.875 BA / 1.250 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Jackson

Freese 3B – .281 BA / .354 OBP in 320 AB vs. RHP this season (.359 BA / .421 OBP in 103 AB vs. LHP)

Schumaker 2B – 2 for 13 (.154 BA / .231 SLG) career vs. Jackson

Furcal SS – currently in 0-for-10 slump

Garcia P – 2-0 record and 1.65 ERA in 3 career starts vs. Wsh

 

Washington Nationals 78-51 – Differential: +96 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: W1 – 5.0 GA, NL East

Werth RF – 2 for 10 (.200 BA / .273 OBP) career vs. Garcia

Harper CF – last night became the tenth youngest player since 1918 to have a multi-HR game

Zimmerman 3B – 1 for 6 (.167 BA / .167 SLG) career vs. Garcia

LaRoche 1B – 1 for 6 (.167 BA / .375 OBP) career vs. Garcia

Morse LF – 3 for 7 (.429 BA / .714 SLG) with 2 doubles career vs. Garcia

Desmond SS – .368 BA / .737 SLG with 2 HR over his last 6 games

Espinosa 2B – currently in 0-for-11 slump

Flores C – .156 BA / .156 OBP in 9 August games, his worst BA and OBP in any month this season

Jackson P – 4.55 ERA and 39 K in 5 August starts, his worst ERA and highest K total in any month this season

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams and as of the beginning of MLB games today

-Games behind (GB) & games ahead (GA) for each team as of the beginning of MLB games today

 

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