That was the fifth straight win for the Nats, who now have a six-game lead over the Braves in the National League East standings. It was the fourth straight loss for the Bucs, who are suddenly 4 1/2 games back of the Brewers for the top spot in the National League Central. Sunday’s series finale is at 4 p.m. ET.
The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?
Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.