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Washington vs Houston Final: 1-0 - Recap

Washington's pitching staff did its job for UNDER bettors, holding Houston scoreless in a 1-0 victory on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Washington won as a -163 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 6.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Gio Gonzalez earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Adam LaRoche in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Justin Maxwell in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 5 hits, while Houston only had 4.

The game was closed out by Brad Lidge who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.