Posted April 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jayson Werth drew a bases-loaded walk and Wilson Ramos hit a sacrifice fly as the Washington Nationals rallied in the eighth inning and beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night for their third straight win. The Nationals improved to 10-3 - they became the first team in the majors to reach 10 wins this season. Texas earned its 10th victory later in the evening. Washington drew three walks in the eighth and scored twice against three Astros relievers. Houston lost its fourth in a row. Ryan Mattheus (2-0) gave up two hits and a run in the eighth inning but got the win. Henry Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann allowed one run on four hits in seven innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. The Nationals trailed 2-1 when Fernando Rodriguez (0-2) gave up a walk and a single to the first two batters in the eighth. Wesley Wright relieved and walked Adam LaRoche, loading the bases. Rhiner Cruz then came in and wal...
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