HOUSTON (AP) - Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman homered and
Zimmerman drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to give the
Washington Nationals a 5-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday
Laynce Nix added a pair of insurance runs with an RBI single
after Zimmerman's hit in the ninth.
Roger Bernadina singled to start the inning before advancing to
second on a sacrifice bunt by Danny Espinosa. Zimmerman's grounder
rolled just out of reach of a diving Jeff Keppinger and into the
outfield to allow Bernadina to score and chase Houston starter
Jordan Lyles (0-5).
The Astros' rookie allowed five hits and four runs with six
strikeouts in the longest outing of his career to remain winless in
ninth career start.