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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.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Carlos Ruiz capped a big fifth inning with a bases-clearing double Saturday and Philadelphia hung on to break Washington's seven-game winning streak, 5-4.

MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Wilson Ramos hit a solo homer and drove in three runs Friday in leading Washington to a 6-1 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Washington 9, New York Mets 0

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez hurled a one-hit shutout and Washington backed him with five homers Monday in the Nationals' 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.

MLB: Washington 9, Philadelphia 6

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Wilson Ramos cracked a three-run homer and finished with four RBI Tuesday, sparking the Washington Nationals' 9-6 victory over Philadelphia.

MLB: Washington 6, New York Mets 5

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth capped an eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead RBI double Sunday, carrying Washington over the New York Mets 6-5.

MLB: New York Mets 11, Washington 3

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Eric Young capped a big third inning with a two-run single Saturday, helping the New York Mets roll to an 11-3 pounding of Washington.

MLB: Washington 4, Miami 3

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond delivered the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning Wednesday and Washington held on to edge Miami 4-3.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Washington 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez homered and supplied a tie-breaking infield single in the eighth Sunday, lifting the Kansas City Royals to 6-4 interleague win over Washington.

MLB: Washington 5, Chicago Cubs 4 (13 inn.)

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Chad Tracy's dribbler down the first base line in the 13th inning Thursday brought in a run that gave Washington a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Washington 11, Chicago Cubs 6

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Scott Hairston's three-run homer snapped a seventh-inning tie Wednesday and lifted Washington to an 11-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 0

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg threw the first complete-game shutout of his career Sunday, allowing four hits and striking 10 in Washington's 6-0 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Washington 8, Philadelphia 5

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth knocked a go-ahead two-run homer during a big seventh inning that rallied the Washington Nationals over Philadelphia 8-5 Saturday.

MLB: Washington 9, Philadelphia 2

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Second-inning homers by Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman staked Washington to a quick lead Friday and the Nationals went on to down Philadelphia 9-2.
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Denard Span
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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