WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 18: Left fielder Jonny Gomes #30 of the Washington Nationals catches a ball hit by Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds (not pictured) for the third out of the fifth inning at Nationals Park on August 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Washington Nationals defeated the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park 3-1 on Thursday night taking the three game series between the two teams. The win comes in thanks to starter Jordan Zimmermann and former Cincinnati outfielder Jonny Gomes.
Zimmermann did his business in five innings, giving up six hits and no runs while walking two and striking out one. It was a fine performance, perhaps one of his last as the Nationals plan to shutdown the rising right-hander before the season ends. Offensively it was a low scoring affair, but with a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning Jonny Gomes stepped to the plate and singled in two runs to keep the Nats ahead permanently. Catcher Jesus Flores hit a solo homerun in the fifth and closer Drew Storen came into the game in the ninth to earn his 33rd save of the year.
The Nationals move to 58-63 on the season and are in fourth place in the NL East.
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In order to claim a series against the Reds at Nationals Park, Washington will need stellar pitching from Jordan Zimmermann and some pop from Ryan Zimmerman and the offense.