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@ SD
W 7-1
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L 1-3
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Was 4 - 1 SD
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Gonzalez, Nationals beat rookie Lamet, Padres 4-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) Gio Gonzalez allowed only five singles and struck out eight as he almost got through the seventh inning to lead the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

The NL East-leading Nationals won three of four against the Padres.

Gonzalez (12-5) settled in after giving up an unearned run in the first inning on two singles and a throwing error by shortstop Wilmer Difo. The left-hander retired 15 of his last 18 batters, including eight straight until allowing a single to Manuel Margot with two outs in the seventh. Manager Dusty Baker decided Gonzalez had gone long enough after 121 pitches and replaced him with Joe Blanton, who struck out Jabari Blash to end the inning.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Harper.326
HR: B. Harper29
RBI: B. Harper87
SB: T. Turner35
W: M. Scherzer12
ERA: M. Scherzer2.25
Saves: B. Kintzler28
K: M. Scherzer220
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 7348.603-
Miami 6062.49213.5
Atlanta 5567.45118.5
NY Mets 5468.44319.5
Philadelphia 4577.36928.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .272 (3)
Runs: 643 (3)
Hits: 1141 (3)
Home Runs: 178 (6)
Stolen Bases: 78 (6)
OBP: .337 (4)
SLG: .465 (2)
Total Bases: 1951 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.94 (6)
Runs Allowed: 514 (6)
Saves: 32 (9)
Strikeouts: 1093 (7)
OpBA: .239 (5)
OBP: .308 (5)
SLG: .403 (6)
Run Support: 5.35 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/19 M. Scherzer Placed on 10-Day DL (Left neck inflammation)
8/19 S. Strasburg Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/19 S. Strasburg Removed From 10-Day DL (Right elbow nerve impingement)
8/17 S. Kelley Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/17 S. Kelley Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right trapezius muscle)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/15 M. Scherzer Left neck inflammation (on 10-day DL)
8/14 B. Goodwin Left groin strain (on 10-day DL)
8/14 R. Madson Sprained right finger (on 10-day DL)
8/13 B. Harper Hyperextended left knee (on 10-day DL)
8/3 E. Romero Strained left forearm (on 10-day DL)
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