Nationals Split Doubleheader vs Yankees

It was deja vu all over again at Nationals Park as the Washington Nationals squared off with the New York Yankees for the second time in as many weeks.

The first game picked up in the sixth inning with the score tied 3-3. This is where Juan Soto entered-and the ball exited. Soto smacked a two run home run which would prove to be the deciding factor in a 5-3 Nationals victory.

The nightcap got off to a quick start, with the Yankees striking first on a single from Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning, and the Nationals tying the score at 1-1 on a groundout from Mark Reynolds in the second. Reynolds later hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to give Washington a 2-1 lead. This lead would prove to be short lived as Aaron Hicks hit a two run home run in the fifth inning to give New York a 3-2 lead. The Yankees would later hold the Nationals scoreless after Washington had runners on first and third in the sixth inning. The Nationals entered the ninth inning down 4-2 and facing Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman started the inning allowing a leadoff double by Daniel Murphy and walking Michael A Taylor before shutting the door-although not without a heroic catch from Aaron Judge to rob Trea Turner of what would have been a game tying double to seal a 4-2 Nationals loss, dropping their interleague record to 7-5.

Nationals will host the Baltimore Orioles in a three game series this week.

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