Nationals down Tigers for second-best fifth win in row

CJ Abrams homered and drove in two runs and the visiting Washington Nationals extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.Washington’s Jesse Winker reached base four times, scoring a run and driving in another. Nationals starter Jake Irvin (5-5) gave up one run on six hits and a walk in six innings while notching five strikeouts. Kyle Finnegan yielded a run in the ninth inning but earned his 19th save.Gio Urshela had a two-run double for the Tigers, while Matt Vierling and Riley Greene hit solo homers.Detroit starter Reese Olson (1-8) gave up five runs, four earned, and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He fanned three and walked two.Vierling led off the bottom of the first inning with his eighth homer of the season.Abrams drove a hanging curveball over the right-center-field wall in the third to tie it up. His 11th homer came with two outs.Washington’s Luis Garcia Jr. reached on a one-out infield single in the fourth. Joey Meneses followed with a ground-rule double to put two runners in scoring position. Keibert Ruiz’s sacrifice fly scored Garcia, giving the visitors a 2-1 lead.The Nationals scored three more runs in the fifth. Jacob Young led off with a double, and Abrams drilled a ground-rule double to bring him home. Abrams scored on Winker’s one-out single.Eddie Rosario’s single put runners on the corners. Garcia hit into a fielder’s choice as Winker held at third. Garcia then attempted a steal of second, and when catcher Carson Kelly made a throwing error, Winker scored.