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Anthony Rendon homered to spark a three-run seventh inning, and pinch-hitter Nate McLouth came through with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as the Washington Nationals rallied past the Houston Astros 6-5 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
The Washington Nationals had managed just four runs in losing four straight and were facing one of baseball’s top pitchers Tuesday night.
Jason Castro and Marc Krauss homered to account for all of Houston’s runs, and the Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
With several players hampered by injuries, Steve Clevenger became the latest Orioles’ role player to get a big hit.
Adam LaRoche hit a tying double in the eighth inning and a go-ahead single in the ninth Tuesday night that lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 4-3.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.
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Stephen Strasburg moved one step closer to being ready for his opening day start by striking out eight Houston Astros Saturday night.
Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings before heading to join the United States team at the World Baseball Classic and the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 4-2 Thursday.