Jordan Zimmermann owns the Padres at Petco Park.
Denard Span hit the second pitch into the right-field seats, and the Washington Nationals were off and rolling.
Streaking slugger Bryce Harper doubled, singled and drove in another run — but didn’t homer — as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Sunday for a sweep of the three-game series.
Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going.
Doug Fister breezed through his latest dominant outing against the Mets, and the Washington Nationals held on for their second straight 1-0 win over New York at Citi Field on Sunday.
Gio Gonzalez chuckled when asked to explain his success at Citi Field.
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a bases-loaded triple after a botched rundown kept the inning alive, and the Miami Marlins completed their first three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals since May 2012 by winning 6-2 Sunday.
It was unpleasant on the field and tense in the dugout Saturday for the slumping Washington Nationals.
The Washington Nationals took an early lead. Then they rallied from behind. In the end, they came up a little short — again.
With Stephen Strasburg’s dominating performance and Denard Span’s return to the lineup, the Washington Nationals are feeling better about themselves.