Nationals' Tim Redding Throws for Fourth Win
Pitcher has twice as many wins as team's other starters
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 10:13 PM CDT
Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam LaRouche (25) circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Washington Nationals' Tim Redding, lower left, during their game today in Washington.    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Aaron Boone homered as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 today. Tim Redding (4-2) closed out an 11-game homestand, Washington's longest of the season, by helping the Nationals to their sixth victory in seven games. Washington finished the homestand 8-3. Redding allowed one run over 6 1-3 innings, gave up six hits, no walks and struck out five.

Aaron Boone homered for the Nationals, while Adam LaRoche had two RBIs and three hits - including a bases-empty homer with one out in the fifth - for the Pirates. They have now lost seven of 10 games and 13 of 18. Ian Snell (2-2) got the loss for Pittsburgh, giving up four runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out two.