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Nationals 5, Pirates 4
Ian Snell earned a no-decision after six innings of three-run ball. (AP)
The Bucs blew a chance at their first four-game road sweep in 12 years when lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny could not channel his earlier success in the series against the Nats. The LaRoches paced the offense with a pair of RBIs each.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (19-22)
Lost 1
Washington 5, Pittsburgh 4   WSH
Washington (12-28)
Won 1
May 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0   4 5 0
Washington
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 5/21/09  |  Recap: PIT | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Nationals stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .302
McLouth, CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .284
LaRoche, 1B 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 .232
Moss, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .267
LaRoche, 3B 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 .279
  b-Vazquez, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
Jaramillo, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .255
  c-Young, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .359
Wilson, Ja, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .267
Snell, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
  a-Hinske, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
  Gorzelanny, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 4 5 4 2 5 7  

a-Grounded out for Snell in the 7th. b-Struck out for LaRoche in the 9th. c-Struck out for Jaramillo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (13, Stammen), Moss (8, Stammen).
HR: LaRoche (7, 7th inning off Stammen, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Moss 3; LaRoche; LaRoche 6.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (20), LaRoche 2 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Guzman, C, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .373
Johnson, N, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .338
Zimmerman, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .353
Dunn, A, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .280
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Willingham, LF 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 .221
Harris, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .264
Bard, C 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 .214
Hernandez, A, 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .280
  Belliard, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Stammen, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Tavarez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Kearns, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Totals 31 5 8 5 1 7 9  

a-Popped out for Tavarez, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson, N (6, Snell), Harris (3, Snell), Willingham (6, Snell).
TB: Zimmerman; Guzman, C; Dunn, A; Harris 2; Willingham 2; Johnson, N 3; Bard.
RBI: Bard 2 (4), Hernandez, A (11), Zimmerman (32), Dunn, A (33).
2-out RBI: Bard.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dunn, A; Harris.
SF: Hernandez, A.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Snell 6.0 4 3 3 1 6 0 4.88
Gorzelanny (BS, 1)(L, 1-1) 1.1 4 2 2 0 0 0 6.00
Chavez, J 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.00
 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stammen 6.1 4 4 4 1 3 1 5.68
Tavarez, J (W, 1-3) 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.71
Hanrahan (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.52

Pitches-strikes: Snell 92-57, Gorzelanny 30-20, Chavez, J 10-7, Stammen 85-57, Tavarez, J 21-12, Hanrahan 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Snell 7-3, Gorzelanny 0-2, Chavez, J 0-1, Stammen 11-2, Tavarez, J 4-0, Hanrahan 0-1.
Batters faced: Snell 23, Gorzelanny 8, Chavez, J 2, Stammen 24, Tavarez, J 6, Hanrahan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Chavez, J 2-0, Tavarez, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 17,816.
Venue: Nationals Park.
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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