WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 18: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after scoring against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning at Nationals Park on August 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Vs. Nationals: Nationals Make It No Question In 4-1 Win Over Diamondbacks

Detwiler went six innings, Werth delivered a three-run bomb and Storen earned his 34th save of the season in a 4-1 romping of the D-Backs.

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Diamondbacks Vs. Nationals Final: Washington Gives Arizona Diamondbacks Their Sixth Straight Loss With 4-1 Victory

After a wild weekend of walk-offs, Monday's Washington Nationals 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks almost seems sort of lackluster. The Nationals took control of the first game of a four game series and never looked back as strong pitching and good offense held the Snakes at bay.

Southpaw Ross Detwiler went six innings, giving up one run on six hits. He issued one walk and struck out three. Henry Blanco tagged him with a solo home run, but that was all the slack Detwiler would give Arizona while he was in the game. It is the second straight strong performance from the 2007 Nationals first rounder.

The bulk of the offense came from right fielder Jayson Werth who went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the fourth. He also had a second inning double which allowed Jonny Gomes to drive him in with a RBI single for the first Nationals run of the game.

Reliever Drew Storen earned his 34th save of the season by shutting down the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning.

The Nats are now 62-64, two games under .500 and third in the NL East.


Diamondbacks Vs. Nationals Score: Beard Happens As Jayson Werth Helps Nationals Gain 4-1 Lead

The Washington Nationals have jumped out to a 4-1 lead on the seemingly hapless Arizona Diamondbacks who seem unable to fully solve Nationals southpaw Ross Detwiler. If Monday night's game belongs to anyone, it is the players with unique hair and if there is anything to be learned, it is: beard happens.

Outfielders Jonny Gomes and Jayson Werth have provided the Nationals scoring. With a mohawk under his batting helmet, Gomes put the Nationals ahead 1-0 in the second inning by hitting a RBI single to bring in Werth who had doubled earlier in the inning. Werth then put more hurt on the Snakes with a three-run bomb in the fourth inning. Werth is 2-for-3 on Monday night

Detwiler's only mistake came in the top of the seventh when he gave up a solo home run to Arizona's Henry Blanco. He went six innings giving up one run on six hits, walking one and striking out three before being relieved by Henry Rodriguez. It can be counted as yet another strong outing from the Nationals 2007 First Round Draft Pick.


Diamondbacks Vs. Nationals: Nationals Set Sights On Sinking Another Division Leading Team

Ross Detwiler and a cast of gritty, grinding heroes of the weekend Philadelphia series are set to go against the struggling Arizona Diamonbacks who are on a five game losing streak.

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