WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg struck out nine over seven innings, Ian Desmond homered in the seventh and the Washington Nationals beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Friday night.
Making his 14th start of the season, Strasburg (4-6) allowed one run and five hits for his first win since May 31. After DJ LeMahieu's RBI single in the third, Strasburg kept the Rockies scoreless.
Colorado lost its fifth straight.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a tying double with two outs in the sixth off Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood. Facing reliever Manny Corpas (0-2) leading off the seventh, Desmond swatted a 2-0 pitch to center for his 12th homer.
Drew Storen worked the eighth and Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 19th save.
METS 4, PHILLIES 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double, Jeremy Hefner pitched six effective innings and New York came back from a three-run deficit to beat Philadelphia.
Hefner (2-6) gave up three runs - two earned - and 10 hits to help the Mets snap a five-game losing streak against the Phillies.
Eric Young Jr. had two hits, including a two-run single for the Mets, who have won three of four. Scott Rice and Carlos Torres each tossed a hitless inning and Bobby Parnell finished for his 12th save in 15 tries.
Cole Hamels (2-11) blew a 3-0 lead in another disappointing outing for the three-time All-Star. He allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.
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INTERLEAGUE
CUBS 3, ASTROS 1
CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Garza pitched into the ninth inning and Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run since May 18 to lead Chicago over Houston after a rain delay that lasted 3 hours, 18 minutes.
Darwin Barney and Scott Hairston also homered for the Cubs, who had lost four of five. Barney was a triple short of the cycle.
The subject of trade speculation, Garza (2-1) allowed four hits and struck out eight for his first win since beating Arizona on May 31. The right-hander walked Jose Altuve to begin the ninth and was replaced by Kevin Gregg, who earned his 11th save in 11 tries.
Chris Carter broke up Garza's shutout bid with his 15th homer in the seventh.
Dallas Keuchel (4-4) gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings. Houston had won six of eight.
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