Red-hot Dmitri Young went 3-for-4 with two
R-B-Is, Mike Bacsik got his first win in almost three years and the
Washington Nationals beat the reeling Cincinnati Reds 4-to-3
Cristian Guzman homered and Washington won for the fourth time
in its last five games. The Nationals won three of the four games
in the series for the franchise's first winning trip to Cincinnati
since the Montreal Expos took two of three in September of 2003.
Washington's 10th win in its last 14 games left the Reds with
the National League's worst record at 18 and 30. The Reds have lost
17 of their last 22 games.
Bacsik scattered four hits over his first seven innings before
giving up Alex Gonzalez's two-run homer with two outs in the
eighth. The left-hander earned his sixth career win.