Washington 4, Pittsburgh 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 15381

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 19-12 12-4 7-8 W1
Pittsburgh 14-17 8-7 6-10 L1

Recap


Nationals 4, Pirates 2:
Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 13 and Adam LaRoche belted a go-ahead two-run homer as visiting Washington salvaged the finale of the three-game series.

Strasburg (3-0) allowed two runs – one earned – and five hits in six innings as the Nationals ended a three-game losing skid.

Kevin Correia (1-3) blanked the Nationals over the first five innings before Roger Bernadina led off the sixth with a booming homer to center. Ryan Zimmerman walked and LaRoche hit a mammoth homer to center to give Washington a 3-2 lead.

Strasburg walked the bases loaded with two out in the bottom of the sixth before recovering to strike out Garrett Jones.

Ryan Mattheus pitched the seventh, Tyler Clippard worked the eighth and Henry Rodriguez finished up for his seventh save in nine chances.

Rick Ankiel homered in the ninth to give the Nationals a two-run lead.

Early in the game, Strasburg struck out seven consecutive Pirates. Strasburg fanned Andrew McCutchen to end the first inning and then struck out the side in both the second and third innings.

Jose Tabata ended the streak by singling to center on the first pitch of the fourth. He was sacrificed to second by Alex Presley and McCutchen drove him home with a single to right field.

Bryce Harper made an errant throw home to allow McCutchen to move to second and he scored on Neil Walker’s bloop single to center.

Correia allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Strasburg’s career high for strikeouts is 14, which came in his 2010 major-league debut against Pittsburgh … Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is 0-for-15 over the last five games … LaRoche has six career homers against the Pirates, who he played for in 2008-09 … Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan was placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Pittsburgh
Stephen Strasburg Player Kevin Correia
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
13 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 6
1.50 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Washington   Pittsburgh
Adam LaRoche Player Jose Tabata
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 9 3 20 .265 8 3 4 2 0 2
Pittsburgh 5 0 6 .167 8 15 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .647 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Nationals have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .462 after a loss.