Nationals Vs. Reds Score: Longballs A Problem For Nationals, Tied With Reds 2-2

It looks like through four and a half innings the Washington Nationals offense still has not completely come around and Jordan Zimmermann is giving it his all, but is having trouble keeping balls in Great American Ballpark as they have reached a 2-2 tie with the Cincinnati Red going into the bottom of the fifth.

Zimmermann is having a decent outing striking out six, but he has given up two runs on four hits, two of those hits being solo home runs from Cincinnati's Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. The Nationals have been able to get two runs across the plate themselves. In the first inning second baseman Danny Espinosa singled in Rick Ankiel for the first run of the game and an early 1-0 lead. However, the Reds struck back with their two bombs and took a 2-1 lead until the fifth inning when Rick Ankiel hit an RBI single to tie the game.

With two out and one man on third Espinosa struck out to end the Nationals half of the inning and the chance at the go ahead run.

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