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Recap: Nationals 1, Padres 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: PETCO Park
Date: May 18, 2013 8:40 PM EDT
  

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals made three mistakes Saturday night, two while on the mound and one on the base paths. All three were costly.

Everth Cabrera singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth against Zimmermann, and Yonder Alonso homered and helped turn a heads-up double play as the San Diego Padres beat the Nationals 2-1 Saturday night.

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Zimmermann (7-2) was trying to become the first player in the majors to eight wins this season.

Cabrera singled in Alex Amarista, who reached when catcher Kurt Suzuki fielded his bunt and forced John Baker at second. Zimmermann tried to pick off Amarista but his throw was wide of first baseman Adam LaRoche for an error, allowing Amarista to take second.

``I just hung onto it too long,' Zimmermann said. I just pulled it a little bit, a little left of Rochy and he couldn't get a glove on it.'

Cabrera's hit made a winner of Eric Stults (4-3). The left-hander went a season-high eight innings, allowing one run and four hits while striking out five and walking two.

Zimmermann also went eight, allowing two runs, one earned, and seven hits. He struck out six and walked none.

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. Street gave up Chad Tracy's pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning of the Nationals' 6-5 win Friday night.

Alonso sent a drive a few rows beyond the home run porch in the right-field corner leading off the second for a 1-0 lead. It was his fifth of the season.

``It was a good pitch, it was up,' Zimmermann said. ``You can't really complain about that. The throwing error I made down the line cost us. If I don't make that, we're still out there playing.'

The Nationals had runners on second and third with one out in the third after Kurt Suzuki walked and Zimmermann reached on an error when second baseman Jedd Gyorko couldn't handle a low throw from Stults on a sacrifice attempt and the ball rolled into foul territory.

Denard Span then hit a hard comebacker that ricocheted off Stults to Alonso, who tagged the bag and then ran over to third, where Zimmermann had joined Suzuki. Zimmermann broke to go back to second and Suzuki was still off third base so Alonso tagged him to end the inning.

``I saw the ball going up the middle and I thought it bounced in front of the pitcher,' Zimmermann said. ``I was taking off and I didn't really know what happened when they said it went off his foot to the first baseman. That's kind of the way our luck has been going.'

The Nationals tied it in the sixth on their first two hits off Stults. Suzuki hit a leadoff single to right, advanced on Zimmermann's bunt and scored on Steve Lombardozzi's single to right-center.

San Diego's Chase Headley was caught in a rundown between third and home for the third out of the seventh after he didn't see that shortstop Ian Desmond made a nice diving stab at Chris Denorfia's single. Headley rounded third by a few steps and Desmond threw to third. Headley broke for home but was tagged out.

NOTES: Nationals OF Bryce Harper sat out with a bruised left knee, the result of his collision with the wall in right field at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. He missed Tuesday night's game, pinch-hit Wednesday and started Thursday and Friday nights. ... LaRoche singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games. ... The series concludes Sunday with Washington RHP Dan Haren (4-4, 4.76 ERA) opposing RHP Andrew Cashner (2-2, 2.84 ERA). ... The Padres activated LF Carlos Quentin from paternity leave and optioned right-hander Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson. Quentin did not play in Thursday night's game against Washington and was placed on paternity leave prior to Friday night's game due to the birth of his first child, Clark. ... The game was 2 hours, 1 minute, tying the Cardinals-Phillies game on April 19 as the fastest in the majors this year.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Nationals at Padres
Thu, May 16 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Nationals at Padres
Fri, May 17 Final 6 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Nationals at Padres
Sat, May 18 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Nationals at Padres
Sun, May 19 Final 4 to 13
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 WAS  -135   +125   7 
 SDG  +125   -145   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 WAS  -137   +120   7 
 SDG  +127   -140   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 WAS  82%   72%   31% 
 SDG  18%   28%   69% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 6 Cover: +100 
 SDG 5 Over: 11 
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 May 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 6 Cover: +100 
 SDG 2 Over: 8 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, May 18
 
    Blue Jays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Indians
1:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Cubs
1:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
4:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Angels
4:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Phillies
4:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Twins
7:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Cardinals
7:15 PM EDT
    Tigers at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Rockies
8:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Padres
8:40 PM EDT
    Royals at Athletics
9:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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