Zimmerman Hits Homer in 9th to Give Nats 5-4 Win

Nationals break 8-game losing streak

By Joseph White
|  Monday, Sep 7, 2009  |  Updated 6:30 AM EDT
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Zimmerman Hits Homer in 9th to Give Nats 5-4 Win

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Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Washington Nationals Victory over Florida Marlins.

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Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Washington a 5-4 victory over the Florida Marlins on Sunday, ending the Nationals’ eight-game losing streak.

Zimmerman's drive into the red seats in left-center field capped Washington's three-run ninth. Willie Harris started the rally with a leadoff homer against Leo Nunez (4-5) and Cristian Guzman followed with an infield hit, setting up Zimmerman's fifth career game-ending homer.
      
It was a bad loss for the Marlins, who had won four straight. Florida began the day four games back of wild card-leading Colorado.
      
Florida led 2-0 before Mike Morse hit a tying two-run single in the bottom of the eighth.
 

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