Nationals double Astros
|Nationals double Astros|
Ivan Rodriguez's two-run dinger highlighted a seven-run eighth inning, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 8-4 on Tuesday night.
Washington cashed as +100 home underdogs, while the game played OVER the 7.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.
Ryan Zimmerman was 2-for-5 with a run batted in for the Nationals, as Tyler Clippard picked up the win for Washington in relief of John Lannan.
Jason Michaels hit a two-run blast for Houston, while Felipe Paulino was handed the loss for the Astros after allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth.