The Los Angeles Dodgers, with 91 wins, had a tremendous chance to put away the Washington Nationals and hand the NL East bottom-dweller its 100th defeat. With the Dodgers behind by one, Orlando Hudson reached on an errant throw by Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman to begin the top of the ninth inning. Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome, who is now designated to pinch hitting, hit for relief pitcher George Sherrill and grounded a single up the middle, putting runners and first and second and giving Los Angeles the opportunity for a big inning. Their chances of not only scoring the tying run, but multiple runs, increased as Washington reliever Mike MacDougal, who was once a very dependable closer for the Kansas City Royals, lost the control of his fastball. Rafael Furcal watched four of ...
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