Gio Gonzalez pitched a gem but it took extra innings for the Nationals to beat the Reds and move to first in the division.
Gio Gonzalez allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings and accomplished something for the first time in his career.
Ryan Zimmerman made up for his earlier defensive gaffes by scoring on a 10th-inning wild pitch that gave the first-place Nationals a 3-2 win over the Reds.
The Nationals rode Gio Gonzalez's seven scoreless innings to take a 2-0 lead into the ninth. But fill-in closer Brad Lidge blew the save, allowing a two-run single to Ryan Ludwick in the bottom of the ninth.
Nationals closer Drew Storen talks about his elbow surgery, while top draft pick Anthony Rendon has a small fracture in his left ankle.