Morgan pitched a solid game for his club. He allowed just two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. The southpaw didn’t issue a free pass, fanned five batters and surrendered a homer on 103 pitches (63 strikes) in a losing effort.
Gonzalez was just as good on the mound. He tossed six innings, yielded two hits, allowed one run, struck out four, walked one batter and also gave up a homer on 101 pitches (61 strikes), in picking up his 10th victory of the season.
Blake Treinen relieved Gonzalez in the seventh and had a scoreless appearance. Treinen retired the first batter he faced in the eighth and gave way to Marc Rzepczynski, who recorded the last two outs.
Rzepczynski started the ninth with closer Mark Melancon unavailable. Rzepczynski did the walk the leadoff batter but forced the next batter to hit into a double play.
Shawn Kelley was brought in to face pinch-hitter Maikel Franco, and Kelley picked up his seventh save, as Franco grounded out to end the game.
Next Game: The Washington Nationals (78-55) continue their road trip on Friday, with A.J. Cole (0-1, 4.97 ERA) getting the start. He will be opposed by New York Mets (69-64) starter Noah Syndergaard (12-7, 2.55 ERA).