Washington 4, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 12213

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 0
Washington 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 73-79 41-37 32-42 L2
Washington 64-88 37-37 27-51 W2

Recap

Danny Espinosa belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Mike Morse added a solo shot and Ian Desmond singled in a run for the Nationals (64-88), who have won two straight since snapping a four-game skid.

Trailing by one run in the seventh, Justin Maxwell worked a walk to lead off the frame and advanced to second on Alberto Gonzalez’s sacrifice bunt.

Houston manager Brad Mills then removed starter Wandy Rodriguez from the game, bringing in right-hander Jeff Fulchino (2-1). Espinosa took a ball before taking Fulchino’s 1-0 pitch out to right field to push across the tying and go-ahead runs.

The Astros (73-79) had taken the lead in the top of the frame when Angel Sanchez knocked a bases-loaded single into center field to score a pair.

Tyler Clippard (11-6) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win and Sean Burnett recorded the final two outs for his third save of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Washington
Wandy Rodriguez Player Jason Marquis
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 7
4.26 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Houston   Washington
Jason Michaels Player Danny Espinosa
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 7
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 0 10 .273 17 7 3 3 2 0
Washington 8 2 17 .267 6 7 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Houston. The Nationals have a W/L % of .355 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Astros have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .443 after a loss.
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