Wade Miley gets 1st win; Diamondbacks top Nationals 8-1

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wade Miley threw six scoreless innings to get his first major league victory, and Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks ended their road trip with an overdue burst of offense Thursday night in an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

Miley (1-1) allowed five hits, struck out four and walked four in his second game in the majors. The 24-year-old left-hander repeatedly worked out of trouble -- allowing two men to reach base in four of the first five innings -- but he mixed his low 90s fastball with a generous dose of offspeed pitches to keep the Nationals in check.

The Diamondbacks relied heavily on their pitching to win the last three of a 4-6 road trip, salvaging a stretch in which their offense was mostly traveling elsewhere.