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Washington makes it four straight on Road Trip of Death

washington nationalsWashington got two in the first at Kansas City Monday night, and Gio Gonzalez and three relievers made them hold up in a 2-0 Nats win.

Gonzalez (2-1, 1.15 ERA) gave up four hits in six scoreless innings. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save of the season.

Ryan Zimmerman got the Nats (18-7) on the board in the first with an RBI double. Daniel Murphy added an RBI groundout off Edinson Volquez (3-2, 3.13 ERA).

Murphy was 3-for-4 at the plate to raise his season average to .382.

The Nationals improved to 4-0 on their current road trip.

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