The Washington Nationals' bats woke up eventually, but it was too little, too late. After being shut out in the first eight innings, the Nationals got a solo home run, then loaded the bases with one man out in an attempt to push home the winning run. But Wilson Ramos acted as the rally-killer by grounding into a double play, and the Nationals fell, 2-1.
Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto was spectacular, holding the Nationals' scoreless until Ryan Zimmerman knocked him out with a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning. The Reds got their runs via a Joey Votto solo home run and an RBI groundout in the eighth inning. The latter run ended up proving to be the difference.
After Zimmerman's home run, Michael Morse grounded out, but Jayson Werth walked to start the rally. Danny Espinosa singled to center field, and Jonny Gomes reached on an error to load the bases. But then Ramos grounded to second, and that was the ballgame.