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Nats Win Season-High 4th Straight, Beat White Sox 6-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner homered off Alex Colomé in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Wednesday to extend a winning streak to four for the first time since early September.

Washington led 4-1 in the eighth before another meltdown by a bullpen that has a 6.68 ERA — no other team is above 6.00.

Leury Garcia singled with one out in the eighth off Kyle Barraclough, and Yoán Moncada hit a drive that Juan Soto caught with a leap at the left-field wall.

José Abreu followed with his 16th homer, Wander Suero relieved and Welington Castillo homered on his first pitch. Washington's 12th blown save tied Pittsburgh for second-most behind the New York Mets' 14.

Dylan Covey
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey throws to the Washington Nationals in the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Colomé (2-1) entered in the bottom of the ninth and walked Brian Dozier on four pitches. He fell behind Turner 2-0, and Turner drove a high full-count fastball into the left-field bullpen for his third game-ending home run, his second this season.

Sean Doolittle (4-1) pitched out of two-on, one-out trouble in the ninth, striking out Garcia and Moncada.

Chicago has lost three of four following a season-high five-game winning streak.

Washington starter Anibal Sánchez struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits that included Moncada's sixth-inning homer. Chicago's Dylan Covey gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings.

Kurt Suzuki had an RBI single in the second and hit into a run-scoring forceout in the fourth. Victor Robles had a sacrifice fly in the sixth off Evan Marshall, and another run scored when shortstop Tim Anderson dropped Gerardo Parra's popup in short center field for an error.

Anthony Rendon walked in the fifth to extend his on-base streak to 21 games. The third baseman caught Yolmer Sánchez's one-out liner with the bases loaded in the third, then stepped on the base for an inning-ending double play.

Leury Garcia, Tim Anderson
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, right, bobbles a pop fly hit by Washington Nationals' Gerardo Parra in front of center fielder Leury Garcia in the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Washington. Kurt Suzuki scored on the error. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


White Sox: OF Jon Jay (hip strain) was 0 for 3 Tuesday in the second game of a rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham.

Nationals: Dozier entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth, a day after leaving with a bruised right forearm after he was hit by a pitch in the second innings.


White Sox: Iván Nova (3-5, 6.24) is start Friday at Kansas City. He is 2-1 in five starts against the Royals.

Nationals: Patrick Corbin (5-3, 3.46 ERA), looking to bounce back from his worst start of the season last Friday in Cincinnati, starts Thursday in San Diego. He went 6-7 in 14 starts and five relief appearances against the Padres for NL West rival Arizona.

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