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Aaron Rowand

Gorzelanny pitches Nationals past Giants, 2-0

As the zeros mounted on their half of the scoreboard, the Washington Nationals never panicked. They have grown accustomed to their offense going missing and staying in the game anyway. "Pitching," manager Jim Riggleman said, "is what gives the whole club confidence."

Monday night, then, the Nationals drew their confidence from Tom Gorzelanny, the latest starter to walk to the mound, defy baseball's expectations for them and dominate an opposing lineup.

In a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Gorzelanny fired an eight-inning, three-hit masterpiece, pushing the Nationals back to .500 and allowing their struggling offense at least...