facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Washington 4, Boston 2

June 9, 2012 at 7:36 PM

BOSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez won for the sixth time in seven starts Saturday, going 6 1/3 frames in the Washington Nationals' 4-2 interleague win over Boston.

Gonzalez (8-2) issued two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out five as National League Central-leading Washington clinched their three-game series at Fenway Park.

Three Nationals relievers combined for 1 2/3 scoreless innings and Tyler Clippard picked up his seventh save for Washington, which won for the fourth time in five games.

Ian Desmond's two-run single in the fourth inning put the Nats ahead 4-0 and Adam LaRoche socked a solo homer.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1) absorbed the loss in his first start in nearly a year following elbow surgery. The right-hander struck out eight while yielding four runs on five hits in a five-inning stint.

Jerrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs for the Bosox.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension