The Nationals were looking for nine in a row, but a rough start for Ross Detwiler set up a deficit they could not surmount.
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They trailed early and were without two of their top relievers, but the Nationals still found a way to win their eighth straight game Saturday night in Arizona.
The Nationals overcame one of Edwin Jackson's roughest starts of the year and rallied to beat Arizona for their eighth consecutive victory.
Ian Desmond, on the DL since July 23 with a torn oblique muscle, was cleared to take batting practice on Saturday, an important step in his rehab.