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Nationals hit four homers in win over Giants

11:36 AM, Jul 4, 2012   |    comments
Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Morse is congratulated by third base coach Bo Porter after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park. (photo: US PRESSWIRE)
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WASHINGTON, DC - Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run blast and drove in three as Washington launched four home runs en route to a 9-4 victory over San Francisco in the middle test of a three-game set.

Ian Desmond drove in a pair, while Rick Ankiel, Michael Morse and Jhonatan Solano also went deep for the Nationals, who have won three in a row and six of their last eight.

Edwin Jackson (5-4) allowed five hits and four runs over 5 2/3 innings for the win.

Pablo Sandoval finished 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs -- two of those on a homer -- for the Giants, losers in four of their last five.

Madison Bumgarner (10-5) was rocked for seven runs and nine hits despite fanning seven over five-plus frames.


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