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National League Game Summary - Washington at Arizona



(Wednesday, May 14th)

Final Score: Washington 5, Arizona 1

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond sparked a four-run ninth inning with a go-ahead two-run single and the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set.

The Nationals seized control of the game in the ninth. Brad Ziegler (0-1) walked Denard Span, who moved to third on Anthony Rendon's double off the right-field wall with no outs. Jayson Werth then was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Desmond's sharp grounder to left brought Span and Rendon around to give the Nationals the lead for good. Werth and Desmond both moved up a base on Danny Espinosa's groundout and came home on Tyler Moore's single to center.

Werth also homered for the Nationals.

Tyler Clippard (4-2) struck out two in a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Starter Doug Fister surrendered one run on five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings of work.

"It was a big win. Nice series win after losing the last series. Great job by Doug," said Desmond. "[Clippard] came in and did a great job too."

Aaron Hill hit a home run for Arizona, while starter Brandon McCarthy surrendered one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in eight innings.

"They're all tough. I don't like to lose. It's not how you lose, it's just whether you do," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson. "It's disappointing, we had a good game."

Hill crushed a fastball over the left-field wall to put the Diamondbacks ahead, 1-0, in the fourth.

Nate McLouth reached on a fielding error by shortstop Chris Owings to start the sixth. He stole second and moved over to third on Fister's sacrifice bunt. After Span grounded out, Rendon's grounder was gathered by a diving Hill in right field, who threw him out at first to end the threat.

Werth tied the game at one in the seventh after he stroked a solo blast into the seats in left-center field.

Game Notes

Ziegler entered the game with a 19-game scoreless streak that spanned across 18 1/3 innings. It was the longest in the majors ... Washington went for 2- for-6 with runners in scoring position and left four runners on base ... Arizona went 0-for-2 with RISP and left four on base.

05/14 19:44:39 ET

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