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Tampa Bay Downed 5-2 By Washington - Joel Peralta Takes Loss

Washington got 6 innings of work from Gio Gonzalez en route to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Washington was favored by -119 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Washington got 6 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Danny Espinosa in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Matt Moore worked 5 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Lobaton in a losing cause.

Tyler Clippard pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Washington looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Baltimore. Tampa Bay will aim to get back on the winning track at Philadelphia.