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Recap - Washington Defeats Colorado 4-1

Washington got a 4-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday, with Gio Gonzalez earning the victory and helping Nationals moneyline bettors cash out.

Washington won as a -205 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got 6 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 1 RBI from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.

Colorado's starting pitcher Jeff Francis worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Dexter Fowler in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 7 hits, while Colorado only had 6.

Tyler Clippard pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.