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Taylor's homer, 3 RBIs help Nationals beat Pirates 9-3

Taylor's homer, 3 RBIs help Nationals beat Pirates 9-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie center fielder Michael Taylor had a home run and three RBIs and Gio Gonzalez won his fourth straight decision to lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Taylor capped the scoring with a two-run home run, his seventh, in the eighth inning off rookie Arquimedes Caminero. Gonzalez (8-4) lasted just five-plus inning and gave up three runs, one earned, and five hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Yet the left-hander stayed unbeaten in his last five starts and improved to 4-0 lifetime against the Pirates. The Nationals' Yunel Escobar had three hits after sitting out the previous two games with a...

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