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á "I'm not stupid; you can play a lot of close games and be a bad ballclub. But the difference between us and the other clubs is not that wide a gap...We just made some mistakes." ùInterim manager Jim Riggleman after Sunday's loss, Sept. 27, 2009.

The Results The Atlanta Braves rode into the nation's capital and rolled out with three more wins, sweeping the homestanding Washington Nationals by scores of 4-1, 11-5, and 6-3.
The Nats are now 52-103 and 6-17 in September.
Sunday saw a tied game in the ninth inning turn ugly in the 10th, as the Braves scored three times off closer Mike MacDougal.
With one out in the 10th, MacDougal (L, 1-1, 4.59) walked Nate McLouth and hit Martin Prado with a 96-mph fastball. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann then hit th ...

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