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Desmond hit his fifth home run, after moving up in the batters box, the Nationals.com reports. After the adjustment, the starting shortstop went 3-for-4, with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored, to lead the Nationals to their fifth consecutive win.
Desmond exploded with a 3-for-4 night with three runs scored and three RBI, including his fifth home run of the season against the Cubs Friday night.
Desmond went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Washington's 2-0 win over Atlanta on Wednesday night.
Desmond extended his hitting streak to seven games Friday, going 2-for-4 with his first stolen base of the season.
Desmond homered for the first time this season Saturday, putting the Nats ahead in the 11th inning against the Reds' J.J. Hoover.
Through Sunday's Grapefruit League play, Desmond is hitting .300 (12-for-40) with just two extra-base hits.
Desmond signed a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the Nationals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the team's official Twitter page reports.
Desmond and the Nats will likely talk contract extension this offseason, the Nats' official site reports.
Desmond was 3-for-4 with a run scored in Washington's win over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.
Desmond finished his breakout season with a .292 average, 25 home runs, 21 stolen bases, 73 RBI and 72 runs scored.
Desmond is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Phillies, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Desmond went 1-for-3 with a home run and a stolen base in a 8-4 Nationals' win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Desmond joined Alfonso Soriano as the only Nationals to ring up 20-20 seasons when he stole his 20th base on Monday.
Desmond stayed hot Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with his 23rd homer and a walk in a win over the Mets.
Desmond is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Marlins, according to CSNwashington.com.
Desmond went 1-for-3 with a double, run scored, pair of walks and stolen base in Thursday's victory against the Cubs.
Desmond spurred the scoring Tuesday with a two-run blast -- his first in 10 games -- during the Nationals' 11-5 victory versus the Cubs.
Desmond (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, the Nationals' PR department reports.
Desmond (hamstring) is not in the lineup Sunday at Philadelphia, the Washington Times reports.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Desmond is dealing with a mild hamstring strain and will sit for the rest of this weekend's series against the Phillies, the Washington Post reports.
Updating a previous report, Desmond was scratched from Friday's lineup with a sore right knee, the Washington Times reports.
Desmond went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored and one walk Monday against the Braves.
Though Desmond is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets, he will not start Sunday, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.
Desmond (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Friday, the Nationals' Official Website reports.
Desmond (oblique) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday, the Washington Post reports.
Desmond is scheduled to do a full workout and hit during batting practice on Monday, reports Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
Desmond (oblique) was able to take about 30 pain-free swings in a batting cage on Saturday, the Washington Post reports.
Desmond (oblique) will take hitting practice Saturday in Arizona, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.
Desmond (oblique) took part in baseball activities Monday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.
Desmond has a torn oblique and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, the Washington Times' Amanda Comak reports.
Desmond (oblique) is doubtful for Sunday's series finale, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.
Desmond (oblique) will be out of the starting lineup for the fourth consecutive game Wednesday, the Nationals' official Twitter page reports.
Desmond (oblique) will not start Monday's game, the Nationals' official Twitter feed reports.
Desmond is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports.
Desmond was 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Washington's 2-1 loss to Miami on Saturday.
Desmond was 2-for-4 with a run scored, one RBI, and his 12th stolen base against the Marlins on Friday.
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two stolen bases in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rockies.
Desmond, who is reportedly battling an oblique strain, is listed in the Nats' initial lineup Saturday against the Yankees, according to the team's PR department.
Desmond went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBI in Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Mets.
Desmond was 2-for-4 with a run scored and his sixth stolen base of the season Tuesday night.
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored Monday as the Nationals defeated the Phillies, 2-1.
Desmond was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, and added his fourth stolen base of the year Friday night.
Desmond went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, and a walk-off sacrifice fly in the tenth inning on Saturday, as the Nationals beat the Marlins 3-2.
Desmond will get his first day off of the season Thursday against Houston, the Nationals' official Twitter account reports.
Desmond led off the game with his first homer of the year and ended up 2-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Desmond homered off Josh Johnson on Friday, and after a slow start has brought his spring numbers up to .310/.329/.465 in 71 at-bats.
Desmond has had a brutal start to the spring, going 0-for-9 at the plate and committing three errors already, the Washington Post reports.
Nats manager Davey Johnson said he is confident that Desmond can serve as the team's leadoff hitter in 2012, the Nats' official site reports.
Desmond went 5-for-6 in Thursday's win over the Mets, scoring one run and knocking in three.