WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Langerhans hit a three-run homer Wednesday afternoon and the Washington Nationals held on to beat Houston, 7-6.
Langerhans' fifth homer of the season in the bottom of the fifth inning gave Washington a 7-2 lead. Washington's Austin Kearns hit a two-run double in a three-run first inning.
Ronny Belliard and Ryan Church had one RBI apiece, and Church had two hits for the Nationals, who won twice in the three-game series.
Winner Jason Bergmann (2-5) yielded four earned runs and six hits in six innings.
Chad Cordero earned his 17th save.
Six different Houston players had one RBI.
They came within the final score with a four-run seventh.
Loser Jason Jennings (1-6) gave up seven earned runs and eight hits in five innings.