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National

Nationals stay hot, stop Reds with 2-hitter

– The way Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Heisey sees it, there’s no way his team can keep scoring this little and losing this much.

“Could be tomorrow. Could be a couple of days from now. But we’re going to hit. We have guys on this team that can,” Heisey said. “We’re just in a bad stretch with our offense right now, and hopefully we can get it going.”

Managing only two hits during Nationals starter Edwin Jackson’s complete game, Cincinnati was beaten by Washington 4-1 Saturday. The Reds lost for the fifth time in six games – a stretch in which they’ve scored a grand total of 10 runs. Washington stretched its winning streak to five games.

“I even asked the umpire one time, ‘Man, are we that bad or is he that good?’ And he said, ‘Hey, he was that good,’ ” Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker recounted.

“Everything was moving, everything was sharp,” Baker added. “Everything looked like a fastball – and then it would be a breaking ball in the dirt.”

Other than a rocky second inning, when the Reds claimed their lone run, Jackson (1-0) was as efficient and effective as can be, striking out nine.

As if all of that weren’t enough, Jackson even singled off Reds starter Homer Bailey (0-2).

METS 5, PHILLIES 0: At Philadephia, Jonathon Niese and two relievers combined on a six-hitter and David Wright homered despite a broken finger in Philadelphia’s win.

Niese (2-0) allowed five hits and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings.

ASTROS 5, MARLINS 4: In Miami, Carlos Lee drove in the tying run with a two-out single in the ninth inning, and an error by left fielder Logan Morrison allowed the go-ahead run to score as Houston rallied to beat closer Heath Bell.

BRAVES 2, BREWERS 1: In Atlanta, Mike Minor pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning to give Atlanta’s rotation a lift and the Braves survived a ninth-inning scare to beat Shaun Marcum for their fourth straight victory.

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