Gio Gonzalez pitched six innings of three-hit ball to earn his 12th win, Ian Desmond homered, and the Washington Nationals used a three-run sixth to beat the Colorado Rockies
MLB has announced that Nationals OF Bryce Harper has been named to the 2012 National League All-Star team, replacing Giancarlo Stanton.
The Nationals shortstop will sit out of Tuesday's game due to soreness in his oblique.
With his two best pitchers headed to Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City, Nats manager Davey Johnson says he will leave it up to Tony La Russa as to how Strasburg and Gio will be used.
Stephen Strasburg took the mound on another hot and humid day and the result was an overall rough outing.