After Gio Gonzalez got into trouble in the seventh, the Nationals' reconfigured relief corps got the job done to ensure a 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
After last night's impressive show starring Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, the Nationals once again pounced on the Red Sox and took an early lead.
Danny Espinosa has excelled as a right-handed hitter this season, but the Nationals second baseman has been unable to get things going when hitting left-handed.
The lefty power pitcher will try to keep Stanford alive in the NCAA Tournament tonight on ESPN2.
According to a new SI Players' Poll, Strasburg is the ninth most overrated pitcher in baseball.