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09/26 22:17 CDT Ramos injured in Nationals' 14-4 loss to Diamondbacks Ramos injured in Nationals' 14-4 loss to Diamondbacks By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) --- All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos left the Washington Nationals' 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night with an apparent right knee injury that could be a major blow to the NL East champions. Ramos landed awkwardly on his right leg after jumping to catch a relay throw in the sixth inning. He immediately called for medical attention and clutched at the same knee he injured badly during the 2012 season, when he tore his ACL and medial collateral ligament. Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Ramos didn't look too good and will have an MRI on Tuesday. Washington was already without reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper due to a thumb injury, slugging second baseman Daniel Murphy (strained glute) and 15-game winner Stephen Strasburg (elbow). Ramos is hitting .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs for the Nationals, who will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in an NL Division Series. The loss left the Nationals one game ahead of the Dodgers for home-field advantage in the series. Tanner Roark (15-10), expected to follow Max Scherzer in Washington's playoff rotation, allowed five runs on four hits, including two homers, in four innings. Nationals pitching gave up a season-high five home runs. Jean Segura had two of them, while Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run shot and drove in two more runs with a double. Mitch Haniger and Jake Lamb also homered for Arizona. Zack Godley (5-4) got the win in relief. Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley yielded four runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Nationals rookie Trea Turner went 3 for 4 with a two-run double to raise his batting average to .341. Despite that and a bullpen meltdown led by Yusmeiro Petit, nothing that happened Tuesday night mattered as much as Ramos' injury with Game 1 against the Dodgers a week and a half away. BLAME THE RAIN Including a 20-minute rain delay that started one pitch in, the top of the sixth inning took almost an hour to play. The Diamondbacks sent 11 hitters to the plate, scoring five runs on six hits with an error sprinkled in for good measure. TOMAS' NIGHT Tomas, a Cuban countryman of late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, made a running catch at the wall in the second inning and had a big night at the plate. Tomas was 2 for 5 with five RBIs, including his 30th home run of the season. After Fernandez's death in a boating accident early Sunday at age 24, Tomas tweeted in Spanish calling Fernandez a friend and thanking him for the moments he provided in baseball. GOODWIN IN LOSS Starting in place of Harper, Nationals rookie outfielder Brian Goodwin hit his first major league triple and drove in two runs. With nothing but home-field advantage in the first round left to play for, Goodwin could see a lot of action the rest of the week. TRAINER'S ROOM Diamondbacks: Manager Chip Hale said RHP Rubby De La Rosa will have a stem cell injection in his elbow Tuesday in an attempt to avoid a second Tommy John surgery. Nationals: LHP Sammy Solis was activated off the disabled list after missing more than a month with shoulder inflammation. UP NEXT Scherzer (18-7, 2.82 ERA) continues his Cy Young Award campaign against Arizona's Matt Koch (1-1, 1.29), who will make his first major league start.
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