• Coming into Monday's series opener with the Cubs, Ian Desmond led all Major League shortstops with 52 extra-base hits (33 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs). No other big league shortstop had more than 41 extra-base hits.
• Entering play Monday, the Nationals were 54-15 (.783) when they scored at least three runs in a game this season. When scoring fewer than three runs, they were just 6-48 (.111).
Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.