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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Josh Harrison had a tiebreaking, two-out single in the seventh inning after Jose Tabata hit a sacrifice fly and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

Gerrit Cole left after six innings trailing by a run while facing Stephen Strasburg in the first matchup in the NL of No. 1 overall draft picks in almost nine years.

But Strasburg (3-4) allowed three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings.

Cole - the top pick of the 2011 draft, two years after Strasburg went first - allowed two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.

Neil Walker hit his 10th home run for the Pirates, who tied their season-best winning streak.

Jered Hughes (3-1), Jeanmar Gomez and Mark Melancon each worked a perfect inning of relief for Pittsburgh.

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