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Wang's performance certainly brought back memories of his 2006 and 2007 seasons with the Yankees when he went 19-6 and 19-7, respectively.
Wang effectively used his sinker, while issuing two walks and hitting a batter with one strikeout.
In his last start, Wang gave up six runs, two earned, in five innings against the Braves, but Nationals manager Davie Johnson was encouraged. In his season debut, Wang was tagged for four runs in four innings against the Mets on the two-year anniversary of his shoulder surgery.
"No doubt about it. He was really sharp tonight. I don't know how many groundballs they hit, maybe one or two in the air. Just a magnificent performance. He was ready to go out there and pitch some more," said Johnson.
With one out in the sixth, Morse hit a tape-measure shot off Garza to give the Nationals the lead. The ball cleared the batter's eye in center for Morse's 20th of the season.
After a single by Jayson Werth, Gomes hit a two-run homer into the bleachers in left to give Washington a 3-0 lead. It was Gomes' second homer since being acquired from the Reds in a trade on July 26 and 13th this season.
"He (Garza) threw the ball well. He's been up against it a lot. He's thrown the ball extremely well," said Quade. "It's tough when you make two mistakes and you struggle to win the game.
NOTES: Cubs RHP Rodrigo Lopez, who is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Nationals, is 1-3 lifetime against Washington with a 4.62 ERA. ... LHP Ross Detwiler is Wednesday's scheduled starter for the Nationals. The 25-year old lefty is winless on the road in nine career starts. The former first-round draft pick is 0-7 lifetime away from home. ... Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez was a late scratch because of lower back spasms. ... Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
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