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Martis, Dunn Power Nationals Past Cardinals

Zimmerman extended Nationals-record hitting streak to 21 games

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    Ryan Zimmerman #11 made a Nationals-record hitting streak.

    Washington -- Sharon Martis pitched a five-hitter, Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 on Saturday.

    Dunn connected in the fifth after first baseman Chris Duncan dropped a foul pop that would have been the last out of the inning.

    Martis (3-0) retired the first 14 hitters he faced before Yadier Molina grounded a single through the middle in the fifth. The right-hander, who had never gone more than 6 1-3 innings, struck out six and walked none in a 110-pitch effort.

    Colby Rasmus hit his first career homer for St. Louis, which had won three straight games.

    Ryan Zimmerman doubled in the first, extending his Nationals-record hitting streak to 21 games, the longest in the majors this season.