Gonzalez, Murphy, Harper key Washington Nationals win

washington nationalsGio Gonzalez won his 100th career game, Daniel Murphy recorded his 500th career RBI – it was a night of big numbers for the Washington Nationals.

The Nats got six good innings out of Gonzalez and homers from Murphy and Jayson Werth in an 8-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

Washington (75-53) also saw Bryce Harper (.254/.388/.466, 22 HR, 72 RBI) continue his recent resurgence, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.

In 13 games since Harper returned from a stint on the bench with a stiff neck, he has hit .440/.525/.720, with 22 hits in 50 at bats, nine walks, two homers and 15 RBI.

Gonzalez (9-9, 4.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) had a nice, efficient outing in the win, giving up two runs on four hits in six innings, striking out five and walking one.


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