Washington 7, Cincinnati 6

Date - Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jordan Baker,
Attendance - 34762

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7 10 3
Cincinnati 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 6 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 4-1 3-0 1-1 W1
Cincinnati 3-2 3-2 0-0 L1

Recap


Nationals 7, Reds 6 (11): Ian Desmond belted a leadoff home run in the top of the 11th and Wilson Ramos clubbed his second homer of the game one out later as visiting Washington prevailed despite blowing a late four-run lead.

Bryce Harper and Ramos each swatted two-run homers and Jayson Werth added a solo blast to help the Nationals rebound from Friday night's 15-0 drubbing - their worst loss since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005.

Todd Frazier had three hits and two RBIs and Shin-Soo Choo homered for Cincinnati, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Desmond atoned for a pair of errors that led to two runs by greeting reliever J.J. Hoover (0-2) with a towering blast for his first of the year before Ramos tacked on a big insurance run. Craig Stammen (1-0) picked up the win with two innings of relief but not before surrendering an RBI double to Brandon Phillips in the 11th.

Trailing 5-1 in the eighth, the Reds pulled within 5-3 with a pair of runs off Drew Storen before tying it in the ninth when Choo homered off closer Rafael Soriano. Joey Votto followed with a triple and scored the tying run on Soriano's wild pitch to force extra innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ramos hit his fourth and fifth homers in 10 career games against the Reds, and it came on the same field where his season ended 11 months ago, when he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee May 12. ... Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler yielded one unearned run on six hits in six innings while Reds starter Mike Leake was charged with four runs on six hits in six innings. ... .. Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche, who left Friday's game with back stiffness, sat out the game and was replaced by Chad Tracy. LaRoche, off to an 0-for-12 start, may also miss Sunday's game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Cincinnati
Ross Detwiler Player Mike Leake
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Washington   Cincinnati
Jayson Werth Player Todd Frazier
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 0
7 TB 4
.600 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 10 5 27 .238 10 9 7 4 0 3
Cincinnati 13 1 21 .289 25 9 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Washington. The Reds have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Nationals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.