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Derek Jeter slides in safely on Mark Teixeira's game-winning double in the 14th.
Hitting lowlight: Bryce Harper was 2 1/2 years old when Andy Pettitte made his debut for the Yankees in 1995, so he had plenty of time to study the left-hander before finally getting a chance to face him today. Not that the scouting report did him any good. Harper struck out in his first three at-bats of the afternoon, flailing away at Pettitte's slider with almost no hope of making contact. During those three at-bats, Harper saw 11 pitches, nine of them strikes, seven of them swings and misses. He did manage to connect at last on a 2-0 pitch in the seventh inning, drilling a line drive to deep left-center. Unfortunately, it was hauled in by Curtis Granderson to continue a frustrating day for the 19-year-old outfielder, which was only made worse by two more strikeouts (looking at an outside pitch from Clay Rapada in the 10th, then swinging at a pitch from Freddy Garcia in the 12th) and then the game-ending groundout to leave him 0-for-7 with five strikeouts on the day.
Pitching highlight: It might have been lost in the shuffle, but major props to the majority of the Nationals' bullpen for a fantastic performance. Ross Detwiler, Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett and Craig Stammen combined to toss seven scoreless, hitless innings against one of the toughest lineups in baseball. Lidge might have gotten beat up in the 14th, but those other four guys gave their teammates a chance to win, and their dominance shouldn't be overlooked.
Key stat: After an 0-for-3 afternoon, Xavier Nady is now hitting .143 for the season. That's 11 points lower than Matt Stairs' batting average last year.
Up next: The series concludes with a Father's Day matinee. Edwin Jackson faces Ivan Nova at 1:35 p.m. at Nationals Park.