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Nats' Bats Go Off, Match Team Record With Six Home Runs In Victory



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    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals runs past third base coach Bo Porter after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Nationals Park on September 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Remember that time when the Washington Nationals lost five straight? Yeah, neither do I.

    Since that skid August 22-28, the Nats are 6-1, the most recent win being a 11-5 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs Tuesday at Nationals Park.

    Washington's offense was the key Tuesday; five different players hit six home runs (Adam LaRoche hit two, giving him four in as many games), which matched a franchise record (2005-present, which they set May 20, 2011, in a 17-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles) and tied the league lead for most home runs hit by one team in a game this season.

    The six homers were also the most that any team from Washington, D.C. has ever hit in Washington, D.C.; that includes games at Griffith Stadium, RFK Stadium and Nationals Park.

    Take a look at all six blasts here. if anything else, four minutes worth of a submarine horn should wake you up this morning.

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