TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals slides safely into third base during interleague MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays June 13, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

Nationals Vs. Blue Jays: Six Of The Best! Washington Completes 6-0 Road Trip With 6-2 Win Over Toronto

Tyler Moore hits two home runs and drives in five runs as Washington wins sixth straight.

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Nationals Vs. Blue Jays Final: Tyler Moore Hits Two Home Runs As Washington Completes Sweep Of Toronto, 6-2

The Washington Nationals now have the best record in franchise history through 61 games thanks to a pair of home runs by first baseman Tyler Moore as the Nationals completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-2 Wednesday afternoon.

Moore went three-for-four with his first two home runs of his career and drove in five runs. The first home run was a two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning with one out. He followed that up his next at-bat in the top of the sixth inning with a solo home run. Ian Desmond hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth, his ninth home run of the season.

Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight and walking only one batter on 89 pitches to push his record to 8-1 on the year.

The Blue Jays' only runs came in the bottom of the third inning off an RBI ground out by third baseman Brett Lawrie, scoring left fielder Rajai Davis and a solo home run by Jose Bautista, his nineteenth of the season.

The win puts the Nationals at 38-23 on the season, extending their division lead over the Atlanta Braves to 4.5 games. The Nationals take Thursday off before returning to Nationals Park to begin a three-game series with the New York Yankees.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Blue Jays perspective, check out Bluebird Banter. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

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