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Washington Nationals' second baseman Anthony Rendon went 11 for 19 with two doubles and two home runs in the Nats' four-game set in Citi Field, now Rendon and the Nationals are in Atlanta to start a three-game set with the Braves.

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In the four-game set in Citi Field, 24-year-old, 2011 1st Round pick Anthony Rendon went 11 for 19 with two doubles, two home runs and five runs scored, leaving the Washington Nationals' third baseman with a .289/.350/.479 line after 143 games and 642 plate appearances this summer.

So far in his second major league season, he's been worth +5.9 fWAR, good for second in the National League among position players, behind only Milwaukee Brewers' catcher Jonathan Lucroy (+6.2).

The five runs Rendon scored in New York left the Nats' infielder with a major league-leading 108 runs scored.

"Just continues to hit. Just continues to play well for us. He's so good at just putting the ball in play." -Matt Williams on Nats' 3B Anthony Rendon

So far in September, the Nationals' two-hole hitter has a .396/.474/.604 line with four doubles, two home runs, seven walks and 10 Ks in 12 games.

Rendon started Friday night's game against the Mets 3 for 3 with a single, double and a home run off veteran right-hander Dillon Gee, though he K'd swinging in his last two at bats in the one game of four the Nationals didn't win.

It was the second straight three-hit game for Rendon, who collected four on Saturday night.

"Just continues to hit," Nats' skipper Matt Williams said on Friday. "Just continues to play well for us. He's so good at just putting the ball in play. It didn't happen the last inning for him, but he's one of the guys we count on for sure. He just continues to play well."

After crushing Mets' pitching for four straight, Rendon and the Nationals are in Atlanta tonight to take on the Braves, against whom he's put up a .259/.328/.448 line with two doubles and three home runs in 15 games and 65 PAs.

In Turner Field, Rendon is 5 for 25 so far in 2014, with two home runs in six games.

Against Braves' starter Ervin Santana, Rendon's 2 for 9 with a double and a home run so far in their respective careers. Rendon gets another shot at the right-hander tonight.

He's batting second as usual tonight in the first game of the Nationals' three-game set in Atlanta.

• Here's the Nats' lineup for the series opener (why not use away unis?):