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The Nationals have lost another reliever to injury, with Craig Stammen placed on the DL with what the right-hander hopes isn't a significant elbow injury.
This looked like the night the Nationals were going to snap out of their season-opening funk ... until a familiar turn of events left a bad taste in everyone's mouths yet again.
Denard Span made his first minor league rehab appearance on Tuesday night and came away with a single in four at-bats.
The Nationals showed some life on offense Tuesday night, but ended up losing in familiar fashion to the Boston Red Sox.