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Edwin Jackson continued this remarkable stretch of dominance by Nats pitching.
Hitting highlight: He doesn't get much playing time now that he's backing up Wilson Ramos, but Jesus Flores sure is making the most of the opportunities he gets. The Nationals one-time "Catcher of the Future" went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a walk, making him a robust 6-for-10 at the plate this season. Not that Davey Johnson is about to make a change behind the plate, but it's always nice to know Flores is capable of producing when called upon.
Pitching highlight: Edwin Jackson had been the lone member of the Nationals rotation yet to put forth a dominant start. He certainly threw his hat into the ring today, big-time. Jackson went the distance, allowing one run on two hits (both in the top of the second) and striking out nine. Most impressively, he completed the game on only 92 pitches.
Key stat: Adam LaRoche has 10 RBI this season. Prince Fielder has four.
Up next: The Nationals will go for the sweep -- and a six-game winning streak -- tomorrow afternoon when they host the Reds one final time. Ross Detwiler squares off against Mike Leake at 1:35 p.m.