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Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose in Extras; Make Changes After

Published by on May 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"We continue to put runs on the board. This is the 10th game in a row where we score five or more runs -- and we're 1-9. That tells you the story right now." --Manny Acta, May 19, 2009.

THE RESULT: The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs in the top of the 10th against Washington Nationals reliever Joe Beimel—working his second inning of relief—and came away with an 8-5 victory, their fifth in a row.

The Nats lost their sixth consecutive contest, and ninth out of ten. Washington became only the fourth team in history to lose six straight when they have scored five or more runs in each contest.

The Nats tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, as Nick Johnson walked home on a w...

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