MLB Game Summary – Washington at Houston, Game Two

March 11, 2011

Washington DC – Navy Yard: Nationals Park – Teddy
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The Presidents Race, presented by GEICO, takes place during the middle of the 4th inning at every Washington Nationals home game at Nationals Park during the fourth inning. The race, which dates back to the 2006 season at RFK Stadium, features the four former Presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.

Nationals Park, located along the Anacostia River in the Navy Yard neighborhood, replaced RFK Stadium as the home for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball in 2008. The ballpark, designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport) and Devrouax & Purnell Architects and Planners, seats 41,888 fans and cost 1 million to build. The park’s name echoes the original name of the early-1900s ballpark used by the Washington Senators/Nationals, which was called National Park until it was rebuilt and renamed Griffith Stadium.

MLB Game Summary – Washington at Houston, Game Two
Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) – Chris Johnson drove in two runs as the Houston Astros took a 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals in Grapefuit League play.
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Marquis sharp for Nationals
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Now that Jason Marquis is healthy again, his statistics look a lot better, too. Marquis pitched four scoreless innings yesterday to help the Washington Nationals beat the Florida Marlins 8-4. Marquis gave up two hits and one walk while striking out three, getting the win. The right-hander, who went 2-9 during an injury-plagued 2010, has yet to allow a run in seven spring …
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