|2013 Regular Season|
Gonzalez (3-2, 4.20 ERA) has allowed two runs over his last two outings, covering 13 innings, after giving up 18 in his first four games in April.
Gonzalez (3-2, 4.97 ERA) had been tagged for 18 runs and 21 hits in his previous four starts, going 1-2 in that span.
The Washington Nationals starter gave up five runs, seven hits and a season-high five walks over just four innings. Gonzalez is 1-2 with a 7.71 ERA over his last four starts.
The 21-game winner from last season struck out seven and walked two.
Gonzalez, who went 21-8 last season, struck out five and walked two in the victory.
Gonzalez, who went 21-8 last season, showed he is ready for the regular season, allowing only a first-inning single by New York's Daniel Murphy.
Gonzalez and other players were listed in a Miami New Times report as receiving performance-enhancing drugs in purported records of a now-closed anti-aging clinic. Gonzalez said in a brief statement Friday that the players' association informed him that blood and urine tests he was given two days after last month's report came back clean.
Gonzalez has denied he ever received performance-enhancing drugs from Tony Bosch's now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic. ESPN reported Wednesday that Gonzalez was the only client named so far who had not received PEDs. The 27-year-old left-hander did not answer questions about the report on Wednesday, but he did make a statement to reporters, saying he hadn't heard anything yet officially from MLB, but plans "on sitting down and cooperating with them."
Gonzalez spoke Tuesday about the allegations after reporting to the Nationals' spring training facility in Viera, Fla., saying he feels confident he'll be exonerated. He says he's been given no timetable from baseball about when the results of the investigation will be completed, but added he doesn't want it to be a distraction for his team following its first playoff appearance.
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