Nationals 7, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from one of his worst career outings to pitch 7⅔ strong innings, and Ian Desmond homered for the Nationals. Zimmermann (15-7) tied the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright for the National League lead in wins and sparked Washington to its fifth straight win, all on the road. The Nationals have won 11 of 15 overall while the Royals have lost seven in a row and 10 of 12.