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Cincinnati Falls 8-1 to Washington - Recap

Cincinnati dropped an 8-1 decision at Nationals Park on Thursday as Washington legged out a win behind winning pitcher Gio Gonzalez.

Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.

Gio Gonzalez earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 1 hit and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Denard Span in the win.

Cincinnati got a 6-inning outing from Bronson Arroyo in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Joey Votto had 1 hit in the loss for the Reds.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 12 hits, while Cincinnati only had 1.