San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera hit the go-ahead RBI single in
the eighth inning and Eric Stults outlasted Washington starter Jordan
Zimmermann in a pitchers' duel, as the San Diego Padres downed the Nationals,
2-1, in the third installment of a four-game set at Petco Park.
Stults (4-3) tossed eight stellar frames, allowing just one run and four hits,
while striking out five for the Padres, who dropped the first two games of the
series. Yonder Alonso added a homer in the victory.
One night after absorbing a heartbreaking, 6-5, loss in the 10th, Huston
Street picked up his 10th save of the season, despite walking two batters in
Steve Lombardozzi tied the game in the sixth with an RBI single for the
Nationals. Zimmermann (7-2) lasted eight innings, allowing seven hits and two
runs -- one earned -- and fanned six, though it was his error in the eighth
which kept alive San Diego's rally to score the eventual game-winner.
With one down and Alexi Amarista on first base, Zimmermann tried a pickoff
throw, but his errant toss to first allowed Amarista to advance to second.
Cabrera made Zimmermann pay, as he ripped a single up the middle for the
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