PHOENIX -- A 10-game road trip is a challenge for any club, owners of the best record in baseball or not.
PHOENIX -- Kurt Suzuki arrived in Washington on Aug. 4 and professed his excitement to join a Nationals club that was in first place and gearing up for the stretch run.
PHOENIX -- The 70-win plateau shouldn't mean anything for a ballclub, but in the mostly unremarkable, 78-year history of Washington baseball, that figure has been reached only 37 times.
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez pitched a nine-inning complete game and hit a home run -- both career firsts -- to lead the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday n