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Giants' Bats Silenced in Shutout Loss to Nationals

The San Francisco Giants scattered seven hits Monday night but were unable to produce any runs in a 4-0 loss to the Washington Nationals at Oracle Park.

Erick Fedde pitched six innings to win for the first time in eight starts, and Anthony Rendon's early run-scoring single held up in the Nationals win.

Rendon's single in the third put the Nationals ahead, with Adam Eaton starting the two-out effort with a single and scoring from first with aggressive baserunning. Rendon showed off his own snazzy footwork with a steal of home in the ninth.

Fedde (2-2) allowed six hits, struck out two and didn't walk a batter facing the Giants for the first time in his career. He got his first victory since May 26 against Miami

San Francisco returned from a 4-5 road trip and couldn't capitalize on the few scoring chances it had to support Jeff Samardzija (8-9).

The right-hander, who lost at Washington on April 17, gave up a run on three hits in four innings, struck out three and walked three to match his shortest outing of the year following a 4-1 July. He threw 98 pitches.

Center fielder Kevin Pillar made a running and diving catch in left-center to rob Kurt Suzuki of an extra-base hit in the second, and Samardzija escaped unscathed after starting the inning with back-to-back walks.

In the fifth, Pillar lost track of a high fly by Matt Adams that landed for an RBI double. Washington also scored on a balk by Trevor Gott that inning.

New Giants second baseman Scooter Gennett went 1 for 3 in his home debut as San Francisco lost for the seventh time in 11 games.

The Nationals have won five of their last seven games at San Francisco and are 7-4 since the start of the 2016 season, outscoring the Giants 48-25.

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