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Rockies hold back Nationals

Rockies hold back Nationals

Corey Dickerson ended up with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored, as Colorado topped Washington, 6-4, in Wednesday's finale of a three-game series from Coors Field.

Braves defeat Nationals 3-0

Gavin Floyd gave six innings and Chris Johnson drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves grabbed a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Nats defeat Astros 6-5

Nate McLouth's go-ahead sacrifice fly in a three-run seventh inning led the Washington Nationals to a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Nats defeat Phillies in shutout

Nats defeat Phillies in shutout

Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight strong innings to lead the Washington Nationals in a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a three-game set.
Reds trump the Nationals in rubber match

Reds trump the Nationals in rubber match

Alfredo Simon turned in seven outstanding innings in another victorious effort on the road, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Washington Nationals defeat Reds 9-4

Denard Span helped guide the Washington Nationals to a 9-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the middle test of a three-game set at Nationals Park.
Washington at Arizona

Washington at Arizona

Ian Desmond sparked a four-run ninth inning with a go-ahead two-run single and the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1.

Nationals defeat Diamondbacks 6-5

The Washington Nationals added to the Arizona Diamondbacks' woes at Chase Field with a pair of solo home runs in the ninth inning on Monday.
Washington notches win against Miami

Washington notches win against Miami

Nate McLouth clubbed a solo homer and added an RBI double, as the Washington Nationals notched a 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday in spring training.

MLB: St. Louis 4, Washington 1

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Shelby Miller allowed one run Wednesday in helping the St. Louis Cardinals solidify their place atop the NL Central with a 4-1 win over Washington.

MLB: St. Louis 2, Washington 0

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Michael Wacha came within one out of a no-hitter Tuesday, settling for 8 2/3 scoreless innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 2-0 whitewash of Washington.

MLB: Washington 5, Miami 4 (2nd game)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Eury Perez stole third and scored on third baseman Chris Coghlan's ninth-inning error Sunday, sending Washington over Miami 5-4 in Game 2 of a doubleheader.

MLB: Washington 8, Miami 0

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmermann threw a one-hitter Friday and Washington scored seven times in the sixth inning to defeat Miami 8-0.

MLB: Washington 4, Atlanta 0 (2nd game)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Tanner Roark allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings Tuesday and the Washington Nationals blanked Atlanta 4-0 to complete a doubleheader sweep.
MLB: Washington 6, Atlanta 5 (1st game)

MLB: Washington 6, Atlanta 5 (1st game)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Kobernus and Anthony Rendon scored on a ninth-inning error Tuesday, giving Washington a 6-5 win over Atlanta in the first game of a doubleheader.
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Minnesota Twins Mike Redmond (L) and Denard Span celebrate at homeplate after they are driven home on a three run RBI single by Brendan Harrisin the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 26, 2009. St. Louis won the game 5-3. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Keiunta Denard Span (born February 27, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins. He was selected by the Twins with the 20th overall pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft from Tampa Catholic High School. Span turned down just over $2 million from Colorado in an offer for a predraft deal; he fell all the way to the 20th pick and cost himself around $800,000. He bats and throws left-handed and is known as one of the premier lead-off hitters in the AL due to his exceptional on-base percentage.

After being drafted by the Twins in 2002, Span signed with the Twins on August 15, 2002. He started his minor league at Elizabethon, Twins rookie affiliate in 2003. In 2004, he played for the Twins of the Gulf Coast League, only appearing in 5 games and for the Swing of the Quad Cities, now called the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League. In 2005, he started with Fort Myers Miracle, Twins Advanced A affiliate then was called up to the New Britain Rock Cats, the Twins Double-A affiliate. He spent the 2006 season as a member of the Rock Cats, and 2007 with the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

He was competing with Carlos Gomez for the 2008 starting center field job for the Twins, but let Gomez have the playing time so the Minnesota Twins could get a better deal when they traded him. His MLB debut was against the Kansas City Royals on April 6, appearing three times at plate with no hits and a walk. He was subsequently sent down to AAA Rochester in late April. He was called up to take Michael Cuddyer's place after Cuddyer's injury. Span played with the Twins for the rest of 2008 season, hitting .294/.387/.432 with 6 HR, 47 RBI, and 7 triples in 93 games. Span was chosen to play in the 2008 Beijing Olympics but because he was called up to the Twins he was forced to skip the Olympics.

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