HOUSTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Michael Morse hit two solo home runs Thursday, sparking the Washington Nationals to a 5-0 win over the Houston Astros.
Morse also had a sacrifice fly for a total of three RBI and extended his major league-leading hitting streak to 18 games.
Jordan Zimmerman (9-6) went six innings for the win. He struck out a career-high 11 batters and allowed three hits en route to winning his sixth consecutive decision.
The Astros had a total of five hits and were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Lucas Harrell (9-8) was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs on five hits and five strikeouts.