MLB Wrap: Nats stay hot, win fourth straight

MLB Wrap: Nats stay hot, win fourth straight
July 7, 2013, 6:45 pm
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WASHINGTON -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper added three hits and two stolen bases, and the Washington Nationals sent the San Diego Padres to their ninth straight loss, 11-7 on Sunday.

Stephen Strasburg (5-6) allowed four runs over six innings. He matched his season-high with nine strikeouts as the Nationals won their fourth straight, the last three over San Diego.

Zimmerman's slam off Robbie Erlin (1-2) put Washington ahead 5-1 in the third inning. Two batters later, Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer.

Rendon and Strasburg had RBI singles during the Nationals' four-run fifth inning. Harper, chosen a day earlier for the NL All-Star team, hit an RBI single in the first.

The Nationals are four games over .500 for the first time since April 12. San Diego lost the final nine times on its 10-game road trip (see full recap).

Orioles rally past Rivera, Yankees
NEW YORK -- Three straight one-run games in sweltering heat at Yankee Stadium, and the Baltimore Orioles had nothing to show for it.

That is, until Adam Jones stepped to the plate in the ninth inning.

Jones hit a two-run homer against Mariano Rivera, and the Orioles beat the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday to end New York's longest winning streak of the season at six games.

"It's off the greatest closer in the history of the game," Jones said. "I'll always remember it," (see full recap).

Lynn wins No. 11, Cards top Fish
ST. LOUIS -- After losing consecutive starts for the first time in his career, Lance Lynn resisted the temptation to alter his approach.

He has 11 wins prior to the All-Star break both of his years in the rotation because he stayed with the plan.

"That last one was all singles and bloops," manager Mike Matheny said after a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins wrapped up a three-game sweep Sunday. "The adjustment really is not to make too many adjustments.

"He was a bulldog," Matheny added (see full recap).

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