Tag: Washington Nationals

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Liriano, Alvarez lead Pirates past struggling Nationals 4-2

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) – Francisco Liriano knows what it feels like to pitch an entire game without allowing a hit. Good as he was Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander wasn’t about to allow his mind to start wandering in that direction too soon.

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Moore, Espinosa homer, Nationals beat Pirates

ON A TEAR–Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte (6) is greeted by teammate Andrew McCutchen after hitting a leadoff solo home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez in the first inning May 5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Moore knew what Clint Hurdle was thinking. With one out and first base open in the eighth inning of a one-run game, Moore fully expected the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager to intentionally walk the batter in front of him. Moore was hitting .158 and had struck out six times in the three-game series.