Nationals win their eighth in a row

Associated Press

at Washington 9, Arizona 2: Elijah Dukes drove in three runs and the surprising Nationals won their eighth in a row.

New York 5, at San Diego 1: Johan Santana threw eight strong innings and tied his career high with two hits and an RBI as the Mets avoided a four-game sweep.

Cincinnati 5, at San Francisco 2: Aaron Harang ended the worst winless stretch of his career with his first victory since late May.

at Colorado 11, Chicago 5: Todd Helton had three hits to extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

at Houston 2, Milwaukee 0: Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven shutout innings.

St. Louis 7, at Pittsburgh 3: Skip Schumaker's pinch-hit home run started a five-run eighth-inning rally.

Atlanta 8, at Dodgers 2: The Dodgers are 5-10 in their last 15 games.

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