Washington’s 4-2 loss in St. Louis helps the Cubs and Brewers pull closer for the final playoff spots in the National League.

(Jeff Roberson/AP)

Washington’s 4-2 loss in St. Louis helps the Cubs and Brewers pull closer for the final playoff spots in the National League.

Martinez felt chest pains and underwent a cardiac catheterization Monday, GM Mike Rizzo said. Chip Hale will manage the team Monday in St. Louis.

  • Analysis

The Nationals have a slim lead over the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers with two weeks left in the regular season.

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Martinez went to a nearby hospital to be checked out Sunday. He is still expected to join the Nationals in St. Louis for a three-game series beginning Monday.

Kendrick provided the game’s two most important hits to complement seven dominant, scoreless innings from Sánchez in a sweep-averting, standings-maintaining victory.

Manager Dave Martinez did not hesitate in saying he sees a potential spot for the right-hander on the playoff roster.

After a strong start from Austin Voth, relievers combine to yield nine runs.

  • Perspective

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  • Analysis

The Nationals need their ace to show that the progress with his stuff is sustainable, because they’re relying on him.

  • Perspective

In the midst of a month against playoff-worthy competition, Washington could emerge resilient, or reduced.

Infielder cut loose by Rangers just keeps producing as Washington takes two of three from AL Central leaders.

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After losing five of six, a 6-2 victory is just the ticket for reeling Washington.

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  • Analysis

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