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Nats have a hot 4th, beat Bumgarner, Giants 9-4

Wednesday - 7/4/2012, 3:24pm  ET

By JOSEPH WHITE
AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON - Ryan Zimmerman's line drive to right-center kept going _ and going and going _ until it landed in the first row, highlighting another big Fourth of July for the resurgent third baseman and as the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-4 Wednesday.

Zimmerman missed another home run by inches _ he had to settle for an RBI double _ on a humid day when the ball carried well at Nationals Park. He is 10 for 20 with four homers and 13 RBIs in six Independence Day games.

Undeterred by an 11:08 a.m. holiday start time that followed a late-finishing game, Washington rallied from an early deficit to move 15 games above .500, matching its season-high.


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