Final in 11

Series: Game 2 of 2

Washington won 2-0

Game 1: Monday, May 4
Game 2: Tuesday, May 5
in 11

Astros 10

(11-16, 6-8 away)

Nationals 11

(8-17, 6-7 home)

    12:35 PM ET, May 5, 2009

    Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. 

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    HOU 01004031100 10 14 2
    WAS 00020602001 11 11 2

    W: J. Hanrahan (1-1)

    L: L. Hawkins (0-1)

    Hanrahan earns win after trade as Nationals finish off Astros

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- An error by Miguel Tejada in the 11th inning made former Nationals reliever Joel Hanrahan a winner Thursday night as Washington beat the Houston Astros 11-10 in the completion of a suspended game.

    Fast Facts

    • Washington won the game after it was suspended on May 5. The game resumed with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning with a runner on first.

    • Nyjer Morgan pinch ran for Elijah Dukes, who has since been sent to the minors, and scored the winning run. Morgan was 1-for-5 on May 5 with the Pirates and was traded from Pittsburgh to Washington on June 30.

    • One of the players Morgan was traded for, Joel Hanrahan, earned the win for the Nationals and is currently a member of the Pirates.

    • An error by Miguel Tejada in the 11th inning allowed the winning run to score for the Nationals.

    • The last time a team won a game in walk-off fashion after it was suspended and moved to the visitor's home stadium was in 1975 when the Yankees and Twins played a game on July 12 at Shea Stadium and then resumed it on July 19 at Metropolitan Stadium.

    -- ESPN Stats & Information

    Hanrahan was traded by the Nationals on June 30 to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a deal for Nyjer Morgan, who scored the winning run Thursday. Hanrahan was pitching for the Nationals when the game was suspended by rain in Washington on May 5. He earned his first win of the season and is 1-3 overall. He would have been 1-1 if he won on May 5.

    "It's pretty funny," Hanrahan told The Associated Press by phone from Philadelphia, where the Pirates face the Phillies on Friday. "It feels pretty good in the situation that we're in. Houston is a team in our division and we gained ground."

    The game resumed with one out in the bottom of the 11th with a Washington runner on first base.

    Josh Willingham singled before Josh Bard grounded into a force out to second. It looked like Tejada, covering second base, would easily get Bard out at first for the double play, but he instead threw it far over Lance Berkman's head, allowing Morgan to score for the win.

    It took just 7 minutes for the last-place Nationals to grab the win.

    Houston reliever LaTroy Hawkins, who took the loss, would have been 0-1 if he lost on May 5. He's now 1-3.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumNationals Park, Washington, D.C.
    Attendance19,328 (46.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time3:59
    Weather58 degrees, cloudy
    Wind3 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Mike Winters