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Nationals' win streak ends at 10

Joe Panik hits a three-run home run in the fourth to put the Giants ahead 3-1.

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Joe Panik hits a three-run home run in the fourth to put the Giants ahead 3-1.

WASHINGTON — Joe Panik went 4-for-5, including a three-run homer, as the Giants beat the Nationals 10-3 to end their win streak at 10 on Friday.

It was Panik's first career four-hit game.

Tim Hudson and four relievers quieted the bats of the Nationals, who apparently don't have an inexhaustible supply of comeback wins and last-at-bat heroics. During their streak, Washington had seven one-run wins, five come-from-behind wins and five walkoff wins.

The Royals are the only other team to win 10 in a row this year.

Hudson allowed one earned run over 51/3 innings for his first since win July 19. Javier Lopez, Jean Machi, Sergio Romo and Juan Gutierrez finished it for the Giants, who have won six of eight.

Doug Fister, who entered with an ERA of 2.20, threw six innings and gave up a pair of homers.

He had a 1-0 lead and appeared in little danger when he retired the first two batters of the fourth. He then induced a chopper up the middle from Pablo Sandoval. But the ball bounced so high, it became an infield hit.

That was enough to start the game-turning rally. Michael Morse followed with a single, and Panik put the next pitch just right of the 402-foot mark to give the Giants a 3-1 lead.

Nationals' win streak ends at 10 08/22/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:30am]
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