Giants Fall to Nats

Giants lose to Nationals 2-1

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 07: Jonathan Sanchez #57 of the San Francisco Giants talks with manager Bruce Bochy in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals during an MLB game at AT&T Park on June 7, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

    Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven impressive innings and drove in the tiebreaking run to lead the Washington Nationals over the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

    Ian Desmond had an RBI single and Wilson Ramos added two hits as the Nationals rebounded from Monday’s frustrating 13-inning loss to win despite stranding 11 runners.

    Zimmermann scattered five hits and had three strikeouts to beat the Giants for the second time this season.

    The right-hander also won consecutive starts for the first time this year.

    Nate Schierholtz doubled in San Francisco’s only run in the second.

    Tomorrow a day game finale will wrap up the series with the Nationals before the Reds arrive for a 4-game series.