(BOSTON) — The Washington Nationals entered Fenway Park this weekend without ever tasting a win against the Red Sox but left with three after they completed the sweep with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
The franchise dating back to the Montreal Expos were 0-9 before this weekend’s series.
“We were overdue,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson. “This is a whole new ball club. There’s great makeup, great talent on this ballclub. It’s only going to get better.”
“It shows you we’re a good ballclub and that we’re not scared of AL East teams. And we’re going to come in here and play our best ball,” said Sunday’s starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman who got the no-decision after striking out seven in seven innings.
The Nationals (35-23) now lead the N.L. East by two games over the Atlanta Braves. Boston falls to 29-31 after getting swept and are now six games out of the A.L. East leading Tampa Bay Rays (35-25).
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