Nats Stretch Streak to 10 With 1-0 Win vs. D-Backs

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    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals pours a cooler of sports drink on teammate Denard Span #2 after Span scored the winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on August 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won the game 1-0, their tenth victory in a row. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

    Five of Washington's last six wins have come in its final at-bat of the game, and the streak is tied for the franchise record. Kansas City is the only other team to win 10 consecutive games this year.

    Rafael Soriano (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Nationals, who swept three-game series against the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates before winning all four games of this series.

    Oliver Perez (2-3) got the loss for the Diamondbacks.