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Wire Taps: Jonathan Papelbon sore; Max Scherzer takes perfect game into sixth; Carter Kieboom agrees to contract

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Washington Nationals news, all in one place, for your convenience...

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Last night's game wasn't historic. It wasn't legendary, and won't be commemorated with a bobblehead or t-shirts, but it was fun to watch, and most importantly, the Nationals somehow, some way, beat the Chicago Cubs.

Historians and detectives will be stifled by this one for years.

Here's the latest from Nats Park.

Jonathan Papelbon wasn't available on Monday night
As Shawn Kelley ran to the mound from the dugout in the ninth inning of last night's game, most thought Dusty Baker was experimenting after Papelbon's rough ride on Sunday. As it turns out, the closer wasn't available in the first place as he was sore.

Scherzer takes perfect game into sixth
Scherzer, who was at one point on pace to eclipse his season high of twenty strikeouts, lost his perfect game in the sixth. This tweet below is a glimpse into how often Scherzer brushes with history.

D.C. did have a team named the Nationals - it's just unclear in every way
Senators? Nationals? Federal Baseball Club (vs National League, a landmark supreme court case for MLB)? It's so confusing!

Nats agree on contract with first pick
Carter Kieboom signed with the Nationals, and is officially in the organization. Kieboom's slot is valued at $2,065,900.

According to Jon Lester, pitching around Harper isn't "wussing out"
Is it smart? Undoubtedly. Is it a bit of a back-out? Jon Lester doesn't think so.

The Nationals are also interested in Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller (by the way)
The Yankees are a subpar team (thus far) with a surplus of above-average (to say the least) relievers. The Nationals may have space for a few of them, but will they be willing to make the move?

Tonight's Game: Cubs vs Nationals - 7:05 PM (MASN, MLB Network, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: John Lackey (7-2, 2.63 ERA) vs Gio Gonzalez (3-5, 3.93 ERA)