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Story by Liz Alper
Photo: Gio Gonzalez, who nearly pitched a no-hitter a few weeks ago, had only one unearned run today and zeros the rest of the day. Via @Nationals on Twitter
August 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally, the Padres got the upper hand over the Nationals last night, winning 3-1. Today, they went for the split with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals against Dinelson Lamet.
Jabari Blash scored in the first and the Padres took a 1-0 lead.
But Daniel Murphy erased that with a sac fly in the third that tied the game.
Murphy gave the Nats an eventual lead too in the fifth with a single that scored Alejandro De Aza. Buddy Baumann came in to relieve Lamet, but the Nationals lit him up too with a single from Adam Lind that scored Murphy.
Edwin Jackson added one more run in the eighth and the Nationals sealed the 4-1 win over the Padres and the series win three games to one.
The Padres get a day off before traveling to St. Louis on Tuesday. Clayton Richard starts against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. First pitch is at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday.