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  • Zimmermann shuts down Reds

  • WASHINGTON — Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his second complete game of the season and the Washington Nationals limited the Cincinnati Reds to one hit for the second straight game in a 1-0 victory on Friday night.
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  • WASHINGTON — Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his second complete game of the season and the Washington Nationals limited the Cincinnati Reds to one hit for the second straight game in a 1-0 victory on Friday night.
    Zimmermann (4-1) struck out four and walked one while improving to 3-0 with a 1.36 ERA in five career games against Cincinnati. The right-hander needed only 91 pitches to record his third career complete game.
    It was the first time the Reds managed just one hit in consecutive games since July 5-6, 1900, against Brooklyn, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau that the team provided. The Houston Astros from Sept. 14-15, 2008, were the last major league team with such a streak.
    Xavier Paul led off the third with a single to center for Cincinnati's only hit off Zimmermann.
    Homer Bailey (1-2) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings for the Reds.
    The Nationals' only run came in the third. Bryce Harper tripled to right and scored on Jayson Werth's single to right.
    Cardinals 9, Pirates 1
    At St. Louis, Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and drove in three runs to lead Lance Lynn and the Cardinals to the victory.
    Lynn (4-0) struck out nine in seven innings, allowing one run and two hits. The right-hander improved to 9-0 with a 2.63 ERA in his last 10 regular-season appearances.
    Phillies 4, Mets 0
    At New York, Kyle Kendrick pitched the best game of his career, throwing a three-hitter for Philadelphia and getting home-run help from Ryan Howard.
    Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 3
    At Phoenix, Troy Tulowitzki hit a bases-loaded double with two out in the fifth inning, leading Colorado to the victory.
    Michael Cuddyer had two-out, two-run single in the first, and Wilin Rosario added a solo homer in the sixth for the Rockies.
    Padres 2, Giants 1
    At San Diego, Andrew Cashner pitched six effective innings and contributed a big hit at the plate, helping the San Diego to the win.
    Cashner (1-1) allowed one run and five hits, struck out five and walked one. He retired the last 12 batters he faced, avenging a 2-0 loss to Tim Lincecum and the Giants last Saturday.
    Cashner also picked up his second major league hit and scored San Diego's first run in its two-run third inning.
    Lincecum (2-1) struck out nine and allowed six hits in seven innings. Huston Street worked the ninth for his fourth save.
    Cubs 4, Marlins 2
    At Miami, Anthony Rizzo had two home runs and four RBIs to power the Cubs to back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
    Rizzo's second career two-homer game gave him eight on the season, the most by a Cubs left-handed hitter in April. Billy Williams (1970) and Henry Rodriguez (2000) each hit seven.
    Dodgers 7, Brewers 5
    At Los Angeles, Adrian Gonzalez drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a two-out double in the seventh inning, Carl Crawford homered and the Dodgers beat the Brewers.
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