UPDATES & NEWS
Domonic Brown is out of the starting lineup Saturday due to strep throat.
With a .500 career batting average against Saturday's starter for the Nationals, Jordan Zimmermann, this would have been a game he figured to play, but the illness will hold him out. His playing time going forward will be limited so long as Grady Sizemore keeps surging.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Wade Davis will take over as the Royals' closer with Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list.
Davis is instantly vaulted into top-5 closer status while he is closing, and has just as much value as Holland would have in the ninth inning. Davis is downright dominant, and could have the job for quite a while, as although the severity of Greg Holland's pectoral strain is unknown, Holland is expected to be out for a significant chunk of time. Davis should obviously now be owned in all leagues, and the biggest question about the job for now is whether Davis will hold onto the gig once Holland returns. Analysis: Ben Diamond