• Washington on why Chirinos pinch-hit in the ninth inning on Friday instead of Geovany Soto. Chirinos had a two-out double.
"[I] brought Chirinos from the bullpen to run in case [A.J.] Pierzynski got on. Then, I was looking for Soto, and he was still in the bullpen. I had to make a move, so I put Chirinos up to hit. I couldn't get Soto out of the bullpen, so I sent him up to hit."
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