Nationals 6, Diamondbacks 5
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[May 13, 2014]
Nationals 6, Diamondbacks 5: Danny Espinosa
and Kevin Frandsen hit solo homers off Arizona closer Addison Reed in
the top of the ninth inning as visiting Washington rallied to snap a
The Diamondbacks took a 5-4 lead in the sixth on a two-run shot
by A.J. Pollock and their bullpen got the lead to the ninth.
Espinosa lined the second pitch from Reed (1-3) over the wall in
right to tie it and Frandsen came off the bench with two outs to
golf a 2-0 offering out to left.
Tyler Clippard (3-2) worked the eighth to pick up the win and Rafael
Soriano got a double play to survive a single and a double in the
ninth and record his eighth save. Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore also
homered for Washington, while Martin Prado had two hits and an RBI
for Arizona, which fell to 3-16 in home games.
Aaron Hill led off the bottom of the sixth with his third hit
against Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, who gave up five runs
and a season-high 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. One out later, Pollock
swatted his fourth home run of the year to put Arizona up 5-4.
Denard Span led off the game with a triple to center against
Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter and came in on Anthony Rendon's
sacrifice fly before Moore went deep in the second to make it 2-0.
Collmenter doubled to ignite a three-run third, but Desmond's
two-run blast to left in the fourth put Washington back on top 4-3.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Collmenter was charged with four runs and four hits
in five frames. ... 1B Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI double and C
Miguel Montero drove in a run with a base hit in the Diamondbacks'
three-run third. ... The series marks a return to Chase Field for
Nationals manager Matt Williams, who played with the Diamondbacks
from 1998-2003 and spent the previous four seasons on the Arizona
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