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Nationals defeat Padres 8-5
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Friday, July 5, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 5, 2013, 10:18 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) Wilson Ramos drove in three runs, Gio Gonzalez won his third straight start and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 8-5 Friday night.

Jayson Werth had three hits and Denard Span added a two-run double for Washington, which has won two straight.

Ramos has driven in eight runs in two games since coming off the disabled list on Thursday.

Chase Headley homered, doubled and drove in two runs, and Carlos Quentin had a three-run homer for the Padres, who've lost seven straight.

Gonzalez (6-3) went 6 2-3 innings, allowing three runs and eight hits while striking out five and walking one.

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