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Good, Bad, and Ugly: Washington Nationals Beat Philadelphia Phillies 4-1

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

THE RESULT Scott Olsen threw well, the middle guys did their jobs, and Julian Tavarez slammed the door as the Washington Nationals salvaged the finale of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies, winning 4-1.

Olsen (1-3, 6.08) went five and two-thirds, allowing just a single run on Shane Victorino's third home run of the season. He gave up six hits and two walks, striking out six.

Garrett Mock and Kip Wells followed with two and one-third innings of scoreless relief, and Tavarez got two groundball outs before finally striking out Victorino to end the game. It was Tavarez' first save since May 28, 2006.

Anderson Hernandez was the hitting star, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Ryan Zimmerman extended...

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