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The Washington Nationals took a gamble with their first-round draft pick, but it's hard to argue with their success.
Edinson Volquez allowed one run in six sharp innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Washington Nationals 3-1 Thursday night.
The Nationals lost 2-1 to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, just one day after battering ace Johnny Cueto for eight runs. Washington lost two of three in the series.
Denard Span will take the five hits, of course, especially with three of them coming off Johnny Cueto.
Washington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been a No. 1 draft pick and an All-Star. Now he's reached another milestone.
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