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Nationals beat Phillies 2-1

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gio Gonzalez allowed three hits over six innings and Ian Desmond homered and drove in both runs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

Gonzalez (6-1), a former Phillies farmhand, struck out seven of the first nine batters and finished with nine strikeouts. That upped his total to 35 over his last four starts, all wins, in 25 innings.

Bryce Harper had two hits for Washington.

Sean Burnett came in with one out in the ninth after Nationals closer Henry Rodriguez allowed runners to reach second and third and escaped a jam to earn his second save in as many chances.

Rodriguez began the ninth looking for his 10th save in 13 chances, but was lifted after facing three batters and getting one out.

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