WASHINGTON (AP) - Scott Olsen took a no-hitter into the eighth
inning, pinch-hitter Willie Harris delivered the winning RBI single
in the ninth, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves
3-2 Thursday night.
After reliever Eric O'Flaherty (1-1) walked Adam Kennedy leading
off the ninth, Peter Moylan came in and gave up a double to Ryan
Zimmerman, then intentionally walked Cristian Guzman to load the
bases with no outs. Harris then grounded a single past diving
second baseman Martin Prado.
The Nationals raced from their dugout to celebrate on the field,
mobbing Harris near first base.
Tyler Clippard (4-0) got the final five outs after Olsen
departed. The starter allowed only two hits, none until David Ross'
clean single to left with one out in the eighth.
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