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Good, Bad, and the Ugly: Nationals Cash in on Error By Reds, Win 3-2

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"We can't slug away every single day. We're going to have to win some 3-2, 2-1 ball games and for that, we're going to need the big hits. "—Manny Acta, Jun. 11, 2009.

THE RESULT: Ryan Zimmerman bounced a tailor-made, inning-ending, double play ball to shortstop Alex Gonzalez with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Only on this night, the Reds would err. Alberto Gonzalez made a hard slide into second, forcing the normally reliable second baseman Brandon Phillips to make a bad throw to first, and both Anderson Hernandez and Cristian Guzman scored on the play, giving the Washington Nationals a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds before 19,703 at Nationals Park.

The rally started with Willie...

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