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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles as (Credit: AP)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles as he watches the ninth inning from the dugout after throwing seven shutout inning during a game against the Chicago Cubs. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez is a contender for the National League Cy Young award.

Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez cheers after getting
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Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez cheers after getting pied in celebration of pitching a shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles as
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles as he walks back to the dugout after the first inning of a game with the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals throws a
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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles as
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles as he watches the ninth inning from the dugout after throwing seven shutout inning during a game against the Chicago Cubs. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez bites down
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez bites down on a towel as he walks to the dugout after warming up in the outfield before a game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals delivers a
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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals delivers a
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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez fields a ground
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Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez fields a ground ball during a game against the Mets. (Sept. 10, 2012)

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Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez reacts after being
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Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez reacts after being called out at first base on a sacrifice bunt. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals delivers a
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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 10, 2012)

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