San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera hit the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and Eric Stults outlasted Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann in a pitchers' duel, as the San Diego Padres downed the Nationals, 2-1, in the third installment of a four-game set at Petco Park.
Stults (4-3) tossed eight stellar frames, allowing just one run and four hits, while striking out five for the Padres, who dropped the first two games of the series. Yonder Alonso added a homer in the victory.
One night after absorbing a heartbreaking, 6-5, loss in the 10th, Huston Street picked up his 10th save of the season, despite walking two batters in the ninth.
Steve Lombardozzi tied the game in the sixth with an RBI single for the Nationals. Zimmermann (7-2) lasted eight innings, allowing seven hits and two runs -- one earned -- and fanned six, though it was his error in the eighth which kept alive San Diego's rally to score the eventual game-winner.
With one down and Alexi Amarista on first base, Zimmermann tried a pickoff throw, but his errant toss to first allowed Amarista to advance to second. Cabrera made Zimmermann pay, as he ripped a single up the middle for the difference-maker.