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Ryan Zimmerman singled in two of Washington's five runs in the fifth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Saturday night, stretching their season-best winning streak to eight games. Jason Werth and Michael Morse each had an RBI double in Washington's big inning, which was aided by two Arizona errors and a wild pitch from Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley (12-8). Aaron Hill homered and Justin Upton doubled twice for the Diamondbacks, losers of the first two of the series and six of eight overall. Edwin Jackson (7-7) got the win despite giving up five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings. Tyler Clippard threw a perfect ninth for his 24th save in 28 tries. The Nationals, with a major league-best 71-43 record, stayed five games ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. Arizona dropped five games behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West. Miley went 4 1-3 innings, his shortest outing since June 30, and gave up six runs - four earned - and nine...
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