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Friday, May 22, 2009

Nats snap losing streak and beat Pirates, 5-4.

The Nats broke their seven game losing streak and came back from a 4-3 deficit and beat the Pirates, 5-4. Starter Craig Stammen had an impressive first six innings by giving up one run and one hit, but had a tough seventh. He gave up four consective hits allowing 3 runs. Overral he pitched 6 and a 1/3 innings and giving up 4 runs. The bullpen held their weight by shuting down the Pirates for 1 and 2/3 innings with the work of Julian Tavarez and Joel Hanrahan. Tavarez picked up his first victory of the year and Hanrahan cashed in his four save of the year.

The Nats' offense scored five runs again with eight hits. The Nats' offense was lead by Nick Johnson's two hits. Josh Bard had two RBI and Adam Dunn had the game winning hit in the eighth driving in his 33rd run of the year.

Last night's box score is the following:

The Nats improve to 12-28 and stay in last place of the NL East.

The Nats finish their home stand with a 3 game set with the Baltimore Orioles starting tonight as Jordan Zimmermann takes on the O's Rich Hill at 7:05pm.

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