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Can the Washington Nationals win three in-a-row against the Royals in Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium? The Nats have Dan Haren on the mound against KC right-hander Ervin Santana in the series finale at 2:05 pm EDT this afternoon.

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Washington Nationals
@ Kansas City Royals

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT
Kauffman Stadium

Dan Haren vs Ervin Santana

Sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This Is D-SPAN - CF

2. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B (Word.)

3. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

4. The WereWerth - DH

5. Ian "+Range, +Arm" Desmond - SS

6. Adam "Graceful, Effortless" LaRoche - 1B

7. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

8. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

9. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

10. Dan Haren - RHP

• LINKS:

Nationals 7-2 Over Royals: Davey Johnson On Jordan Zimmermann And Tyler Moore
Game 129 WPA: Big 15. Nats 7, KC 2
Nationals 7-2 Over Royals As Jordan Zimmermann Dominates In Kansas City

Complete Coverage >


• For A Kansas City Royals Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Royals Site: Royals Review.

• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now:


Ervin Santana

#54 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals

6-2

185

R

R

Dec 12, 1982

• 2012 Stats - (9-13), 30 G, 30 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 178.0 IP, 5.16 ERA, 5.63 FIP, ERA+ = 74, 39 HR (1.97 HR/9), 61 BB (3.08 BB/9), 133 Ks (6.72 K/9), 1.27 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (8-7), 25 G, 25 GS, 167.0 IP, 3.13 ERA, 3.76 FIP, ERA+ = 130, 19 HR (1.02 HR/9), 40 BB (2.16 BB/9), 130 Ks (7.01 K/9), 1.13 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (0-0), 3 G, 3 GS, 20.1 IP, 3.10 ERA, 3 HR (1.33 HR/9), 10 BB (4.43 BB/9), 20 Ks (8.85 K/9), 1.13 WHIP.



Dan Haren

#15 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

215

R

R

Sep 17, 1980

• 2012 Stats - (12-13), 30 G, 30 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 176.2 IP, 4.33 ERA, 4.24 FIP, ERA+ = 88, 28 HR (1.43 HR/9), 38 BB (1.94 BB/9), 142 Ks (7.23 K/9), 1.29 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (8-11), 24 G, 23 GS, 1 SV, 132.0 IP, 4.64 ERA, 4.21 FIP, ERA+ = 82, 23 HR (1.57 HR/9), 23 BB (1.57 BB/9), 117 Ks (7.98 K/9), 1.24 WHIP.

• vs KC - (5-2), 10 G, 10 GS, 67.2 IP, 2.53 ERA, 5 HR (0.67 HR/9), 13 BB (1.73 BB/9), 61 Ks (8.11 K/9), 1.14 WHIP.


• Santana vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 22 20 5 1 0 0 4 1 1 .250 .273 .300 .573 0 1 0 0 2
Jayson Werth 7 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .143 .143 .571 .714 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Hairston 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Ryan Zimmerman 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 1
Wilson Ramos 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .667 2.000 2.667 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 45 10 1 0 3 7 2 5 .222 .250 .444 .694 0 1 0 0 4
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Generated 8/25/2013.

• Haren vs the Royals:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jamey Carroll 22 18 7 2 0 0 0 2 4 .389 .476 .500 .976 1 0 1 1 1
Billy Butler 18 18 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .333 .444 .778 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 18 13 2 1 0 0 1 3 4 .154 .333 .231 .564 0 1 0 1 0
Alcides Escobar 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0
Chris Getz 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 5 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 5 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .800 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Emilio Bonifacio 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
George Kottaras 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 92 81 20 6 0 2 4 5 19 .247 .303 .395 .698 3 1 1 2 1
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Generated 8/25/2013.

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