The Washington Nationals continue their beat down on Missouri teams as they shut out the Royals 2-0 to win their fourth straight game in the Show-Me State.

The Royals managed just five hits off starter Gio Gonzalez and the Washington bullpen.

All the damage was done in the first inning off Edinson Volquez.  He allowed Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy to drive in first-inning runs.

The loss drops the Royals to 4.5 games behind the White Sox.