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Nats' blown lead mirrors Senators' '25 loss

Updated: October 13, 2012, 2:12 PM ET
Associated Press

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By FREDERIC J. FROMMER

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals' stunning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night strangely echoed the last winner-take-all game in Washington baseball history.

The Senators blew a 4-0 lead and lost by the identical 9-7 score to the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 7 of the 1925 World Series. That collapse was marked by the shortstop committing two errors, and Walter Johnson getting pounded for 15 hits.

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