Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs - NBC Sports

Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 21, 2014, 7:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Five of Washington's last six wins have come in its final at-bat of the game, and the streak is tied for the franchise record. Kansas City is the only other team to win 10 consecutive games this year.

Rafael Soriano (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Nationals, who swept three-game series against the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates before winning all four games of this series.

Oliver Perez (2-3) got the loss for the Diamondbacks.

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