The Washington Nationals' pitching staff has been outstanding this season.
Newcomer Gio Gonzalez has played a big part in that.
The South Florida native will look to extend his 14-inning scoreless streak at Nationals Park on Sunday when NL East-leading Washington tries to end an 11-game homestand with its first sweep of the Miami Marlins in three seasons.
With Ross Detwiler and Stephen Strasburg each going six scoreless innings to begin this three-game set, Nationals starters have not allowed a run in the last 16 frames and own a major league-best 1.82 ERA.
Gonzalez (1-0, 2.04 ERA) will try to help Washington (12-4) match its best 17-game start in 31 years following Saturday's 3-2, 10-inning victory.
Acquired from Oakland in the offseason, the left-hander has surrendered two hits in seven shutout innings in each of his last two starts - both at home.
The franchise's last pitcher to throw consecutive games of at least seven innings with two or fewer hits allowed was Montreal Ex...