The Washington Nationals' offense may have reached its lowest depths of wretched ineffectiveness in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The lineup, which scratched out its first run in 20 innings, had a fruitful opportunity to prevent a sweep at the hands of the team that ended its season last October. The Nationals dropped below .500 for the first time since the final day of 2011 and have now lost nine of their past 12 games, worse than any stretch last season. ...
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