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Hitting highlight: In the third inning the Nationals brought three runs across, all thanks to well-placed hits off Vogelsong. Denard Span kicked it off with a single to center field and, moments later, he and Jayson Werth were knocked home by a double to left-center by Ian Desmond. Adam LaRoche then dropped in a bloop single to left to plate Desmond. The rally helped knock Vogelsong out of the game after just 3 2/3 innings and 91 pitches, but later couldn't hold on for the victory.
Pitching highlight: Soriano took the mound in the top of the ninth seeking his 32nd save of the year, but on this particular day it was not meant to be. He allowed a leadoff single to Buster Posey and walked Roger Kieschnick with two outs. Sanchez then blasted a high flying homer to right field, a three-run shot to put the Giants ahead. It was a 3-2 pitch and Sanchez got a hold of it with just about all he had.
Key stat: Jayson Werth is now hitting .331 through 89 games this season, only Miguel Cabrera (.360) and Chris Johnson (.337) have been better among those with at least 65 games played.
Up next: The Nats saw the Braves just over a week ago as they were swept at Nats Park, now they head to Atlanta having gone 5-1. Taylor Jordan (1-3, 4.14) will make what could be his last start of the season with fellow rookie Alex Wood (2-2, 2.78) set to pitch for the Braves.