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National League Game Capsules(Thursday, August 21)
Final Score: Washington 1, Arizona 0
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Denard Span scored the game's only run on Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the bottom of the ninth to give the Washington Nationals a 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the finale of a four-game series. After pinch-hitter Scott Hairston flied out to start the frame, Span blooped a single into center off of Oliver Perez (2-3). Evan Marshall took over on the mound and Span swiped second to move into scoring position. Anthony Rendon hit a grounder to third that Pacheco fielded easily, but his throw came up short of first base and bounced past Mark Trumbo and out of play, allowing Span to score the winning run. The Nationals have won 10 straight games, with five of their last six coming in walk-off fashion. The streak ties a franchise record set in 2005. Rafael Soriano (4-1) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the Nationals to get the win as Washington swept its opponent for the third series in a row. Perez picked up the loss for allowing the single to Span in the ninth. He was charged with one run -- none earned -- on one hit over 1 1/3 innings. The D-backs lost for the sixth game in a row and have dropped nine of their last 11.
08/21 20:03:40 ET