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Gausman, Casali power Giants to sweep of Nationals

San Francisco heads into the All-Star break with the best record in the majors at 57-32, a huge surprise for a team that wasn’t expected to contend in the NL West.
Credit: AP
San Francisco Giants' Curt Casali, left, smiles as he is congratulated by bench coach Kai Correa, right, after hitting a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 11, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kevin Gausman worked six-plus innings of one-run ball and Curt Casali hit a three-run homer as the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep. 

San Francisco heads into the All-Star break with the best record in the majors at 57-32, a huge surprise for a team that wasn’t expected to contend in the NL West.

Gausman struck out nine and held Washington to four hits as he lowered his ERA to 1.73, second in the majors. Casali hit an 0-1 sinker from Erick Fedde to left-center in the second to put the Giants ahead 3-0.