The Pittsburgh Pirates struggled at the plate once again as they only managed three hits against the Washington Nationals. The Pirates did put up two runs with only three hits but they still fell short to the Nationals by the score of 3-2.
Freddy Sanchez and Ryan Doumit both him solo home runs for the Pirates. That was all the offense that they could come up with against the Nationals pitchers though.
Starting pitcher Zach Duke pitched seven innings and only allowed five hits and two runs. Duke pitched well enough but with not very much run support, he got a no decesion in the game. John Grabow took the loss for the Pirates as he gave up a RBI single in the eighth inning to Austin Kearns.