Drew powers Diamondbacks past Nationals 4-0

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young watches his solo home run leave the field as he rounds first base against the Washington Nationals in the second inning of an MLB baseball game Friday, June 3, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) By Paul Connors Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young watches his solo home run leave the field as he rounds first base against the Washington Nationals in the second inning of an MLB baseball game Friday, June 3, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) By Paul Connors

PHOENIX (AP) -- Stephen Drew hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning, Josh Collmenter pitched seven sharp innings and the surging Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Friday
night.

Collmenter (4-1), allowed three hits, struck out five and walked one, improving to 3-1 with a 1.23 ERA in five starts since he entered the rotation last month.

David Hernandez and Joe Paterson each got three outs to complete the three-hitter, Arizona's 17th victory in 21 games. The Diamondbacks (32-26) began the night only a half-game out of first in the NL West.

Yunesky Maya (0-1), making his second start of the season, allowed four runs and six hits in 4 1-3 innings for the Nationals.