The Nationals' 10-game winning streak ended Monday, but Livan Hernandez still has an eight-decision winning streak. He'll try to defend it and extend it Tuesday night in Anaheim.
The Washington ace has made 10 consecutive quality starts, going 8-0 during that streak. He leads the National League in innings pitched and hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a game since April 19.
The Angels will counter with 22-year-old Ervin Santana. The live-armed right-hander was 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two May starts for the Halos and was 1-0 with a 4.19 ERA in three subsequent starts in Triple-A.
Washington fell Monday, 11-1, as former Expo Vladimir Guerrero collected four hits and five RBIs. Esteban Loaiza (2-5) allowed nine hits and five runs in three-plus innings.
RHP Livan Hernandez
9-2, 3.35 ERA in 2005
Has not faced LAA in 2004 or 2005
RHP Ervin Santana
1-1, 4.15 ERA in 2005
Has never faced WAS
Players to watch
Ex-Expo Guerrero is 12-for-26 (.462) lifetime against his former teammate, battering Hernandez for two doubles and a homer.
"I'll tell you what, they've got a good club. ... They've got a solid club and they play very well in a lot of areas." -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia on the Nationals' makeup this year
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Former Expo Orlando Cabrera collected his 1,000th career hit with a fourth-inning single Monday, while fellow former Expo Juan Rivera hit his fourth home run leading off the eighth. ... Brad Wilkerson was 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk Monday and is batting .333 on the road this season.
Wednesday: at Angels, 10:05 p.m. ET
Friday: at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Mark Thoma is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.