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And still they weren’t done. Buoyed by rookie Brandon Watson’s bunt single, the Nationals added another run in the fifth. Watson scored on Guillen’s sacrifice fly to the warning track, though Johnson was doubled off first to end the inning.

No matter, one more set of back-to-back doubles — Wilson’s blooper to shallow center and Schneider’s rope down the first-base line — made it 6-0 and gave Armas plenty of cushion.

Armas didn’t really need it, though had they turned off the scoreboard, few would have realized the right-hander didn’t give up a run.

He gave up at least one hit in each of his six innings, including two in the first and three in the third, yet somehow managed to keep the Rockies from scoring.

Armas was on the receiving end of a spiffy, 3-6-1 double play in the first. He got out of a bases-loaded jam in the third with back-to-back shallow fly outs. And he and Schneider teamed up on a strike-‘em-out, throw-‘em-out double play in the sixth.

All told, Armas gave up nine hits and two walks yet lowered his ERA from 4.64 to 4.33 in his first appearance since departing early Aug.3 because of tightness in his throwing shoulder.