CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a two-run homer -- his second in two days -- and Zack Cozart doubled with the bases loaded in the eighth inning on Saturday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-5 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Cozart's double highlighted a four-run inning off Casey Janssen (0-1). Billy Hamilton followed with a two-run single.
The Reds have won consecutive games for the first time in more than two weeks, ending Washington's club-record streak of winning nine consecutive series. The NL East leaders have lost consecutive games for the first time since April 26-27.
J.J. Hoover (3-0) retired all three batters on grounders in the eighth. Aroldis Chapman walked two while getting his ninth save in as many chances.
The Nationals were missing outfielder Bryce Harper, scratched from the lineup because of a sore back. He was hit in the middle of the back by Tony Cingrani's pitch on Friday night during Cincinnati's 5-2 win and had words with the pitcher.
The Nationals yelled from their dugout on Saturday after left-hander Gio Gonzalez got hit twice, including on the left elbow in the sixth inning after Michael Taylor hit a three-run homer. Reds third baseman Todd Frazier yelled back.
Taylor was in a 1-for-24 slump with 13 strikeouts when he connected off Raisel Iglesias for a 5-2 lead. Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span had RBI singles off Iglesias, who hasn't won either of his starts while filling in for the injured Johnny Cueto.
Frazier had a single and two doubles. His first extra-base hit helped the Reds cut it to 5-4 in the sixth. His one-out double started the go-ahead rally in the eighth, when Cincinnati sent nine batters to the plate.
In addition to Harper, the Nationals were missing outfielder Jayson Werth, out indefinitely with a broken wrist that was hit by a pitch earlier in the month.
Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg, who left Friday night's start after 16 pitches because of a stiff neck, went on the 15-day DL and was sent back to Washington for an exam.
Reds: 2B Brandon Phillips was back in the lineup after being limited to pinch hitting the last three games because of a sore toe on his left foot. He went 0 for 5.
Nationals: Tanner Roark (1-2) makes his second consecutive start after opening the season with 13 relief appearances. He gave up three hits and a run in five innings of a 2-1 win over the Cubs on Monday.
Reds: Michael Lorenzen (1-2) makes his fifth career start, facing the Nationals for the first time.