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Zimmermann, Nationals handle Royals

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Jordan Zimmermann threw 7 2/3 solid innings and the Washington Nationals won their fifth straight game with a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Zimmermann (15-7) fanned seven and gave up two runs on eight hits in the second test of this three-game series. This came after surrendering eight runs, including three home runs, over five frames against the Cubs on Monday.

Ian Desmond had a two-run home run. Chad Tracy also drove in two runs while Tyler Moore, Wilson Ramos and Bryce Harper had an RBI apiece for the Nationals, whose offense has been red-hot as of late. They have scored 38 runs over their winning streak.

Wade Davis (6-10) gave up all seven runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings for the Royals, who have lost seven in a row.

08/24 22:08:01 ET

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