Marquis pitches Nationals past Giants

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

Jason Marquis outduelled Tim Lincecum to pitch the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on Friday.

Marquis pitched a complete game, allowing just five hits with seven strikeouts and not issuing a walk.
""I never worry about the opposing pitcher other than when I step in the box,"" Marquis said.
""It doesn't matter if it's Cy Young or the fifth starter on any team, you still have to make pitches to keep your team in the game. I have to be on top of my game and not worry about what anybody else is doing.""
Laynce Nix hit a two-run home run in the second inning to drive in Wilson Ramos. In the fifth inning Ian Desmond scored from second on a single by Marquis, who drove a chin-high fastball into the outfield to aid his cause.
Lincecum nearly matched Marquis, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out seven in seven innings without allowing a walk but was left ruing his knee-high changeup to Nix.
""I should have known better with a low-ball hitter,"" Lincecum said. ""I should have buried it.""
(Source: Reuters)