facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Washington 8, Houston 2

Sept. 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond, Rick Ankiel and Ryan Zimmerman hit consecutive solo homers Sunday, lifting the Washington Nationals to an 8-2 win over Houston.

Desmond's shot off Henry Sosa (2-4) in the third inning tied the game 2-2. Ankiel and Zimmerman then put the Nats ahead with their homers and Washington went on to take the rubber match of a three-game series.

Desmond finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and Zimmerman added a run-scoring single for the victors.

Stephen Strasburg made his second start of the season and went three innings, charged with one run on three hits with four strikeouts, while Tom Gorzelanny (3-6) earned the win for pitching three scoreless innings.

Carlos Lee got the only RBI for the Astros.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon
2
ESPN reports on Michael Sam's showering habits, gets slammed
3
Heat sign veteran G Shannon Brown
4
American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Kansas City
5
National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Arizona
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback