Morse, Zimmerman homer to help Wang earn 2nd win
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chien-Ming Wang won back-to-back starts for the first time in three years and Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman homered to lift the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Wang (2-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings, his longest outing since a stint of 7 1-3 innings on June 10, 2008, that began his previous consecutive wins run.
Morse homered into the right-field seats in the third inning for his 21st shot this season. He also hit a two-run double in the first. Zimmerman led off the fifth with his seventh home run.
Cincinnati's Mike Leake (10-8) allowed six runs - five earned - and five hits in six innings. His streak of five straight quality starts was snapped.