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Starting tonight a half-game behind the Braves, the Nationals will try to claw back into first place against a team that they’re quite clearly better than unless they are occupying the same field. The Nationals have outscored opponents other than Atlanta by 55 runs, which would be the best run differential in the majors outside Oakland. Take away the plus-21 runs against the Nationals, and the Braves have been outscored by 29 runs, which would be third worst in the National League.

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