PITTSBURGH (AP) - Josh Harrison had a tiebreaking, two-out single in the seventh inning after Jose Tabata hit a sacrifice fly and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.
Gerrit Cole left after six innings trailing by a run while facing Stephen Strasburg in the first matchup of No. 1 overall draft picks in almost nine years. But Strasburg (3-4) allowed three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Cole - the top pick of the 2011 draft, two years after Strasburg went first - allowed two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.
Neil Walker hit his 10th home run for the Pirates, who tied their season-best winning streak.
Jered Hughes (3-1), Jeanmar Gomez and Mark Melancon each worked a perfect inning of relief for Pittsburgh.