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Check out these five facts from Game 1 of the World Series that you may not have known.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
Last night’s 3-inning, 5-run rally back to victory against the San Francisco Giants gave the nationals more than just an improbably series sweep. It gave them more than just the confidence of knowing they are only a half-game back from being one of the 3 best teams in baseball. Last night’s 6-5 victory gave the Washington Nationals a night to look back on as a franchise turning point if they beat all the odds and bring hardware home in October.
In their current series the Washington Nationals are manhandling a Giants team that is just two years removed from winning the World Series. The similarities in the makeup of the two teams are spitting, with a rotation shouldering the load of an unproductive offense by the sensational play of their top three starters.
Ryan Zimmerman’s line drive to right-center kept going — and going and going — until it landed in the first row, highlighting another big Fourth of July for the resurgent third baseman and as the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-4 Wednesday.
Matt Cain strikes out eleven, knocks in a run and goes the distance in helping the Giants defeat the Nationals 3-1 and taking the three game series in San Francisco.
Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann does it all on the way to his fourth victory of the season.
Michael Morse had 3 RBI and popped his ninth of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Nationals fall in extra innings to the Giants 5-4.
Gorzelanny (1-2) finished with eight innings and scattered three hits with no runs and four strikeouts for his first win in a Nationals uniform.
Marquis allowed only five hits, and only one of the extra base variety, struck out seven and walked none in the Nationals first complete game shutout since April 2010.