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  • 26 Apr
    WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals had no intention of playing 14 innings without celebrating a victory.Ben Revere doubled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 14th, and the Nationals outlasted the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.Ten pitchers participated in the game, which lasted 4 hours, 30 minutes.If you play that long you might as well win, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. It is a big downer when you lose a game like that. We finally got the hit we needed. The guys are pretty well spent. It sure feels a lot better when you hear that music in the clubhouse.Reveres liner off the wall in right-center against Ross Ohlendorf (5-6) scored Danny Espinosa, who was hit by a pitch to start the inning.Revere was happy to contribute his first game-winning hit in the majors, but insisted he would have been delighted if a teammate did it.When you go into extras, he said, you dont care who wins it, as long as your team wins.Yusmeiro Petit (3-1), the sixth Washington pitcher, worked two innings for the win.The last-place Reds have lost five straight and nine of 10. Cincinnati stayed with the NL East leaders for inning after inning, but simply couldnt come up with the big hit.Manager Bryan Price lamented, Thats why we have a record like this. We could use a win and a well-played game.Bryce Harper had two singles for Washington, but one of them probably should have been at least a double. Leading off the fourth, the reigning NL MVP hit a liner that appeared headed for the seats but instead struck the top of the wall in center field. Harper admired the drive too long, and was barely past first base by the time the ball was returned to the infield.Nationals starter Tanner Roark allowed two runs and eight hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked two.Cincinnatis Anthony DeSclafani gave up two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out eight.DeSclafani left after Washington put runners on the corners with two outs in the seventh and the scored tied at 2. Raisel Iglesias entered and retired Jayson Werth on a hard-hit grounder.DeSclafani, who began the season on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, is 2-0 with a 1.78 ERA in five starts since his return on June 10.Two singles and a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy put Washington up 1-0 in the first and ended DeSclafanis scoreless streak at 13 innings.Tucker Barnhart tied it for the Reds with an RBI single in the second.Cincinnati went up 2-1 in the sixth on a run-scoring single by Adam Duvall, but a two-out double by Murphy tied it in the bottom half.TRAINERS ROOMReds: RHP Homer Bailey (elbow surgery) is scheduled to make his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday. He pitched an inning on Monday. ... RHP Caleb Cotham (shoulder) began his rehab stint by facing four batters on Thursday with Double-A Pensacola. He gave up two hits, a walk and three runs.Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (back, ribs) could be close to coming off the DL. Baker said Strasburg threw on the side on Thursday and he told me he felt good. How do you keep a guy on the shelf if he tells you he feels good? Baker added: Each time he doesnt go out there, hes getting farther and farther behind on his endurance and on his sharpness.UP NEXTReds: RHP Dan Straily (4-5, 4.38 ERA) faces Washington for the second time this season Saturday night. He allowed two hits in seven innings on June 4 but received no decision.Nationals: RHP Joe Ross (7-4, 3.30) faces the Reds for the first time. Ross is 4-0 in seven starts since May 21. Cheap Sneakers Canada For Sale .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cheap Sneakers Canada .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. http://www.discountsneakerscanada.com/ . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. Sneakers Canada From China .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Cheap Sneakers Canada Outlet . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. An Australian Test team described as quiet? No, really.Australias captain Steven Smith has demanded his players find their voices and energy in the lead-up to the home summer, having pinpointed a flat and uninspiring on-field attitude as one of the reasons for the teams recent defeat in Sri Lanka.There was a marked contrast between the lack of assertiveness shown during those matches after the second day of the series, and the more aggressive posture of the limited-overs teams that won 50-over and Twenty20 contests in the aftermath of the Tests.Rested after the second ODI, Smith watched on television from his home in Sydney as the vice-captain David Warner led a far more demonstrative effort. Smith wants that to be the template for the way the Test players carry themselves in future, indicating that a more boisterous, aggressive attitude is critical to the way Australia play their best cricket.I thought his energy was magnificent throughout those games and looking forward thats the sort of energy we want from him and all of the other senior players, Smith said of Warner, in Sydney ahead of the ODI teams departure for South Africa, where they will also play a match against Ireland. Weve got a pretty quiet group and we need that sort of energy come South Africa and the summer as well. I thought in the Test series in Sri Lanka we lacked a fair bit of energy in the field and that probably cost us at times. We put down a few crucial chances and in the grand scheme of things that could have made a difference.The raft of retirements that followed the 2015 Ashes series did serve to trip the national side of plenty of outsized characters, from the captain Michael Clarke and the wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson - all featured in various on-field confrontations with opponents down the years. The likes of Peter Nevvill, Adam Voges and Nathan Lyon are less likely to raise their voices, but Smith was firm in stating that they need to.ddddddddddddIts difficult, he said. Weve got some pretty quiet characters, so even if its not making noise verbally it might be just about having a bit more presence and the old Australian way of puffing your chest out and making your presence felt for the quieter guys. Its trying to do that, get into the game that way and try to provide some sort of energy that way.Communication was raised in another sense by Smith, when reflecting on the decision to rest him from the latter part of the Sri Lanka tour. The timing was queried by many around the world, even if the games crowded schedule makes such decisions more or less inevitable lest players like Smith or the fast bowlers be burned out well before their careers have run a natural course.For me it was just about getting the messaging across and I think we could have got the messaging across a fair bit better, Smith said. We knew a fair way out that I was going to leave after the second one-day game. The fact we only brought it out the day before probably shocked a few people, so in future if this sort of thing pops up and someones having a rest ... its about getting it out a little bit earlier.I watched every ball that was bowled in the one-day series and I did miss it, but having said that it probably will do me the world of good looking at whats coming up. Particularly the fast bowlers, its very difficult for them to sustain it for long periods of time and go full tilt, which we want those guys doing. Having said that, for this series it gives a couple of guys an opportunity, we get a look at the likes of Tremain, Worrall and Mennie. ' ' '