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Diamondbacks cruise to 5-1 win over Nationals

Tuesday - 5/1/2012, 10:21pm  ET

By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trevor Cahill took a four-hit shutout into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-1 Tuesday night to stretch the Nationals' losing streak to five games.

Teenager Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 in his home debut for the Nationals. Harper, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, is 2 for 9 since being recalled from the minors on Saturday.

Cahill (2-2) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out five and walking one. Arizona starters are 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA over the past five games.

After Ian Desmond hit an RBI single, Bryan Shaw got the last two outs in the eighth and David Hernandez worked a perfect ninth.

Justin Upton had two hits and two RBIs, and John McDonald and Miguel Montero each had two hits and an RBI for the Diamondbacks.


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