For the final game of the Nationals’ “Patriotic Series” Wednesday at Nationals Park, the racing presidents wore their patriotic blue jerseys and stopped along the first base line to pass out flags to the crowd.
Abe Lincoln, who had been trailing the pack, snuck by his fellow presidents and stole his third straight win.
With the victory, the Great Emancipator took four of six races in the first homestand of September — as many victories as he had in all of July and August combined — and closed the gap with Teddy Roosevelt for the 2014 presidents race crown.
Teddy’s magic number entering the final homestand of the season will remain at 2, setting up an epic showdown for the end of September.
Here’s the play-by-play call by MASN’s Bob Carpenter: