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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson threw seven strong innings and left with a major league-best 1.81 ERA as the San Francisco Giants avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Thursday.

Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who had a five-game winning streak before Washington came to town.

The Nationals have lost just twice in 10 games.

Hudson (7-2) allowed one unearned run and six hits. He walked two, struck out five and improved to 3-0 in his last five starts, which includes a suspended game. The Giants are 7-0 in games Hudson has started at home.

Blake Treinen (0-3) remained winless at the major league level despite a 2.08 ERA.

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