Washington 8, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 11, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - David Rackley,
Attendance - 24238

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0
Washington 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 8 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 49-97 26-45 23-52 L1
Washington 67-77 41-33 26-44 W1

Recap


Ian Desmond, Rick Ankiel and Ryan Zimmerman hit consecutive home runs in the third inning as Washington beat visiting Houston 8-2 to win the rubber game of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

Washington’s Stephen Strasburg made his second start since returning from the DL but wasn’t around for the decision. Strasburg was limited to 57 pitches (39 of them strikes) and lasted just three innings, allowing a Carlos Lee RBI single while striking out four.

Tom Gorzelanny (3-6) pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win, his first since May 7.

Henry Sosa (2-4) allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings and took the loss. Sosa had not allowed more than four runs in his previous six starts.

The loss was the 97th of the season for Houston, which matched a club record.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Washington
Henry Sosa Player Stephen Strasburg
Loss W/L No Decision
2.2 IP 3.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 3
16.88 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Houston   Washington
Matt Downs Player Ian Desmond
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 0 8 .206 18 8 1 2 1 0
Washington 12 3 24 .343 11 10 8 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Nationals have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Astros have a W/L % of .327 after a win and .340 after a loss.
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