7:12 PM EDT, Wed July 01, 2015
Washington Post

Shorthanded Nats ride rookie Ross past Pirates, 4-1

Washington Nationals starter Joe Ross was 6 years old when A.J. Burnett, his opponent Friday night, made his major league debut. Ross began this season at Class AA Harrisburg, blocked by five established starters and prospects at higher levels deemed more ready. But injuries required the Nationals to dig deep within their system, and they unearthed the 22-year-old right-hander with a power sinker and sharp slider.Read full article >>

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Nats 4, Pirates 1: Depleted lineup delivers, Ross dominates

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman already on the DL and Bryce Harper joining them on the bench after suffering a hamstring injury Thursday night, the Nationals lineup faced long odds against A.J. Burnett and a Pirates pitching staff that had been brilliant during their 8-game winning streak. So, naturally, that…