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Ryan Zimmerman left 14 runners on base, setting a new record

Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals tosses his helmet after striking out to end the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on April 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. Philadelphia won the game 4-3. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman did not have as productive a Sunday afternoon at the plate as teammate Bryce Harper. The veteran went 1-for-7 with an RBI double in the Nationals’ 13-inning, 4-3 loss to the Cubs. Zimmerman left 14 runners on base, setting a new major league record.

The previous record for runners left on base was 12, held by four players: David Ortiz (2009), Trot Nixon (2003), Todd Helton (1998), and Glenn Beckert (1972).

Zimmerman, 31, is having a rough go of it thus far in the 2016 season. He’s hitting .236/.293/.340 with one home run and 12 RBI in 116 plate appearances.

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