Apr 21, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
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Rick Ankiel and Ross Detwiler each came up big during tonight’s win over Miami.
Davey Johnson couldn’t wait to face the Miami Marlins. They’re not the Nationals’ biggest rivals. They don’t have thousands of frenzied fans jamming Nationals Park. They just invariably win here.
Tonight, the Nationals reversed the trend, beating Miami 2-0 in a taut game before 24,640.
It was hardly easy. The Nationals got just four hits, three by Rick Ankiel, who made some outstanding plays: at bat, on the bases and in the field.
“He was basically our offense and our defense,” Johnson said.
Read Rich Dubroff’s full story on CSNwashington.com.
NL EAST STANDINGS
THU: Diamondbacks at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
FRI: Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Giants at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Giants at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
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