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(AP) -- If the Washington Nationals' last game was any indication, Matt Williams can't afford to rest his regulars many more times if he wants to finish with the NL's top record.

The Washington manager will look for Gio Gonzalez to get his club back on track in Thursday night's series opener against the host Miami Marlins.

A day after the Nationals clinched the NL East title, Williams rested a number of everyday players for the series finale at Atlanta, giving starting nods to Michael A. Taylor, Tyler Moore, Steven Souza Jr., Jeff Kobernus and Sandy Leon - players who had participated in a combined 82 games this season prior to Wednesday.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Span.299
HR: A. LaRoche24
RBI: I. Desmond88
SB: D. Span31
W: D. Fister14
ERA: J. Zimmermann2.83
Saves: R. Soriano31
K: S. Strasburg230
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
X-Washington 8764.576-
Atlanta 7676.50011.5
Miami 7477.49013
NY Mets 7380.47715
Philadelphia 7082.46117.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (17)
Runs: 644 (9)
Hits: 1301 (15)
Home Runs: 146 (10)
Stolen Bases: 95 (13)
OBP: .319 (11)
SLG: .392 (11)
Total Bases: 2031 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.06 (2)
Runs Allowed: 523 (2)
Saves: 40 (16)
Strikeouts: 1209 (11)
OpBA: .246 (11)
OBP: .296 (3)
SLG: .361 (5)
Run Support: 4.23 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/6 R. Mattheus Called Up from Minors
9/6 M. Taylor Called Up from Minors
9/5 J. Kobernus Called Up from Minors
9/1 A. Barrett Called Up from Minors
9/1 X. Cedeno Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/10 S. Souza Jr. off 15-day DL
8/9 J. Werth shoulder (day-to-day)
8/5 T. Jordan Right elbow soreness (on 60-day DL)
8/2 N. McLouth Right shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
7/28 J. Werth Left game - Left leg injury (day-to-day)
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