- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 11 batters through the eighth inning to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Greinke, who extended his scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings, now has the longest such streak in the majors since Orel Hershiser set the major league record of 59 shutout innings in 1988 with the Dodgers.

Greinke (9-2) leads the big leagues with a 1.30 ERA. He scattered three singles, walked one batter and threw 119 pitches over eight innings. This was his sixth consecutive scoreless start, all of which have lasted at least six innings.

Last Tuesday night, Greinke started the All-Star Game and gave up a leadoff home run to Mike Trout, but that run doesn’t count in the regular-season statistics. Greinke’s next start is scheduled for the coming weekend at the New York Mets.

Max Scherzer (10-8) gave up one run in six innings. He left with the loss, and a 2.09 ERA, after the Dodgers won the matchup of National League division leaders.

Scherzer’s wild pitch in the fourth gave the Dodgers their first run.

Andre Ethier led off with a double, moved up on Yasmani Grandal’s sacrifice and scored with two outs on Scherzer’s wild pitch.

Los Angeles broke away with four runs in the ninth off Blake Treinen. Ethier and A.J. Ellis hit RBI singles and Yasiel Puig added a two-run single.

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