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May 3, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder

Jayson Werth

(28) high fives Washington Nationals pitcher

Drew Storen

(22) after getting the save to win the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Nationals won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

18. Washington Nationals (12-14) A six game losing streak had people wondering will the Nationals ever turn things around, and if so when? That time is now, as a huge comeback victory over the Braves Tuesday seems to have gotten them going. They won the series against the Braves and then continued their dominance at Citi Field over the Mets, taking three of four during the extended weekend series. The Nationals have arrived and look to finally have gotten things going.

17. Boston Red Sox (12-13) The Red Sox started the week strong against the Blue Jays, picking up a series victory. It means nothing though, as they were swept by their hated rivals in the Yankees. The Red Sox offense has lived up to it’s billing, unfortunately the pitching staff has done the same. They have been abysmal pretty much all season, as the best starting pitcher’s ERA on the team belongs to Justin Masterson at 4.71. Yikes.

16. Atlanta Braves (12-13) A 3-4 week has gotten the Braves under .500 for the first time this season. They have a chance to change that early in the week with a series against the Phillies, but things could get ugly against the surging Nationals to end it. The Braves are solely responsible for the Nationals getting things going, as Jason Grilli’s first blown save of the season was exactly the spark the Nationals were looking for.

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