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(AP) -- The Washington Nationals have so far not allowed a streaking NL East rival to cut into their sizable lead in the division.

That's because the Nationals are close to securing their longest winning stretch in nine seasons and will try to claim that Wednesday night by adding to their recent success against the scuffling Arizona Diamondbacks.

Washington (71-53) has remained six games in front of Atlanta even though the Braves have won five in a row after an 11-3 thumping of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The Nationals earned their eighth consecutive victory the same night by easily handling Arizona 8-1.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Span.302
HR: I. Desmond20
RBI: I. Desmond77
SB: D. Span26
W: D. Fister12
ERA: T. Roark2.93
Saves: R. Soriano29
K: S. Strasburg198
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 7153.573-
Atlanta 6660.5246
Miami 6362.5048.5
NY Mets 5968.46513.5
Philadelphia 5571.43717
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (17)
Runs: 527 (11)
Hits: 1066 (18)
Home Runs: 107 (14)
Stolen Bases: 72 (14)
OBP: .318 (13)
SLG: .385 (14)
Total Bases: 1638 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.06 (2)
Runs Allowed: 427 (3)
Saves: 32 (17)
Strikeouts: 1008 (10)
OpBA: .245 (12)
OBP: .297 (4)
SLG: .357 (5)
Run Support: 4.20 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/18 N. Schierholtz Signed to a Minor League Contract
8/10 S. Souza Jr. Placed on 15-Day DL (Left shoulder contusion)
8/10 M. Taylor Called Up from Minors
8/7 S. Leon Sent to Minors
8/7 W. Ramos Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/10 S. Souza Jr. Left shoulder contusion (on 15-day DL)
8/9 J. Werth shoulder (day-to-day)
8/5 T. Jordan Right elbow soreness (on 60-day DL)
8/2 N. McLouth Right shoulder surgery - out for season (on 15-day DL)
7/28 J. Werth Left game - Left leg injury (day-to-day)
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