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July 9, 2009 11:29 PM

Newly Acquired Pirates Reliever Joel Hanrahan Wins A Game... For The Nationals

Joel Hanrahan picked up a win today despite the fact that his team, the Pirates, was not even playing.  This is because his old team, the Nationals, finished an extra innings game from May 5th versus the Astros. 

In that game, Hanrahan pitched a scoreless top of the 11th inning.  The game was then suspended and to be made up at a later date.  The date was yesterday, and the Nationals won the game in the bottom of the 11th.  Since Hanrahan was the last pitcher for the Nationals, he was credited with the victory.  It was his only victory of the year, and improved his record to 1-3.

Do not expect to see this again anytime soon.  Yet another reason why baseball is such a great sport to follow.

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