Entering the bottom of the sixth behind, 3-1, Washington cut their deficit to 3-2 on a Jesus Flores sacrifice fly. The Nationals had a chance to tie the game right then, but the inning ended with Rick Ankiel being tagged out rounding third after a mix-up with base coach Bo Porter.
In the eighth inning, Flores came up big again, as his blooped RBI double scored Chad Tracy to tie the game at 3-3. Again, the Nationals had a chance to take their first lead of the night, but Chad Qualls retired Ian Desmond and Stephen Lombardozzi to preserve the tie.
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