Washington 3, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Tim Tschida,
Attendance - 27485

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 38-30 21-15 17-15 L1
Washington 39-27 19-14 20-13 W1

Recap


Nationals 3, Rays 2: Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 en route to his sixth consecutive win as host Washington broke a four-game losing skid.

Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond had run-scoring singles during a three-run first inning for the Nationals.

Strasburg (9-1) allowed two runs, five hits and two walks in seven innings. He has struck out 10 or more batters three times this season and six times in his career.

Sean Burnett pitched the eighth and Tyler Clippard struck out two in the ninth for his 10th save in 11 opportunities.

Chris Archer (0-1) made his first career start for Tampa Bay and gave up just three hits, all in the first inning before settling down.

Steve Lombardozzi led off the first with a double and scored on Harper’s single. Harper took second on the throw and then scored when Rays shortstop Elliot Johnson made a throwing error trying to retire him at third on Ryan Zimmerman’s grounder. Two outs later, Desmond singled in Zimmerman.

Tampa Bay got on the board on Jose Molina’s homer in the second and pulled within 3-2 in the third on a run-scoring single by Hideki Matsui.

Archer gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Strasburg leads the majors with 110 strikeouts. … Rays reliever Joel Peralta got two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Peralta was ejected from Tuesday’s game after pine tar was discovered in his glove. … Zimmerman was hitless in three at-bats and is 4-for-36 over the last nine games. … Tampa Bay outfielder Matt Joyce (back) sat out after injuring himself on a swing in Tuesday’s game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Washington
Christopher Archer Player Stephen Strasburg
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 10
3 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Washington
Carlos Pena Player Bryce Harper
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 1
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 1 10 .188 8 12 2 2 1 1
Washington 3 0 4 .111 4 10 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Nationals have a W/L % of .658 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Rays have a W/L % of .590 after a win and .517 after a loss.