The Washington Nationals hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday evening, winning the first game against the Bucs in a two-game set 7-4. The Pirates struggled to get solid contact on the ball with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nats, as he struck out 10 batters in seven innings of work. Gonzalez gave up just four hits and three runs during his time on the mound, picking up his fifth win of the season.
The Priates pulled within a run of the Nats late in the game, but the Nats offense went back to work, adding three runs the seventh inning thanks to an Adam LaRoche double with the bases loaded. The Nats have now picked up two wins in a row against the Pirates and look to sweep the two-game series on Thursday.
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