Nationals catcher Jesus Flores tags out Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning. (Lori Shepler/AP)
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the big leagues this season and the longest in franchise history, but Nationals pitchers, including starter Daniel Cabrera, struggled with their control. They issued eight walks, two of which forced in runs.
BATTING 2B: Guzman, C 2 (4, Kershaw, Mota). HR: Flores, Je (3, 7th inning
off Mota, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Flores, Je 4; Zimmerman; Guzman, C 5; Dunn, A. RBI:
Zimmerman (20), Flores, Je (13), Johnson, N (8). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns 2;
Guzman, C. SF: Zimmerman. GIDP: Kearns. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team
FIELDING E: Guzman, C 2 (3, fielding, throw). DP: 2 (Belliard-Guzman,
C-Johnson, N 2).
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