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Greg Holland takes mound for Nats, fans 3 straight

August 7, 2018

Washington Nationals reliever Sammy Solis began warming in the bullpen shortly after Greg Holland walked the first batter he had faced in 17 days.

Holland, released by the St. Louis Cardinals after amassing a 7.92 ERA in 25 innings this year, had signed with Washington earlier Tuesday and was sent to the mound in the seventh inning at NationalsPark toprotect a six-run lead over the Atlanta Braves.

After serving up a walk to Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, the 32-year-old righty battled back to strike out the next three batters toretire the side in his first relief appearance with the Nationals.

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