Not quite ‘Your 2021 Washington Nationals!’ finally playing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals finally got their season started five days later than they were supposed to after a delay because of a coronavirus outbreak. Four players tested positive for COVID-19 and seven others were told to quarantine after contact tracing deemed they potentially were exposed to the illness. Washington hosted the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday and won 6-5 on Juan Soto’s tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth. The 2019 World Series champion’s season-opening series against the New York Mets was scrapped, as was the series-opening game Monday against the Braves. That one will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.