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MLB: Washington 7, Kansas City 2

Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmermann went 7 2/3 innings for his 15th win Saturday and Washington beat Kansas City 7-2 in an interleague game for a fifth straight victory.

Zimmermann (15-7) rebounded from an eight-run pounding in his previous start to control the Royals on a pair of runs, surrendering eight hits and a walk. The right-hander struck out seven.

Chad Tracy capped a four-run outburst in the fourth inning with a two-run single and Ian Desmond blasted a two-run homer to pace the Nationals at the plate.

Bryce Harper and Tyler Moore each contributed two hits with an RBI for Washington, which outlasted the Royals 11-10 in Friday's three-game series opener.

Kansas City's Wade Davis (6-10) was rocked for seven runs on eight hits over six innings.

Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each drove in a run for the Royals, who dropped a seventh straight.

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