homered to extended his hitting streak to 27 games.
hit one out of the park for the second night in a row.
squandered one opportunity after another.
The play that everyone was talking about after Washington's 2-1 victory over Arizona Saturday night, though, was made by Nationals
''Unbelievable,'' Washington starter
said. ''I've never seen that happen before.''
With the Nationals leading 1-0 and the bases loaded with one out in the seventh inning, Arizona's
lined what looked like a base hit just in front of Kearns.
, the runner at third, had to hold close to the base in case the ball was caught, and Kearns rifled a throw home.
Flores stretched out like a first baseman to make the grab for the force out.
''That was the play of the game, actually,'' Washington manager Manny Acta said. ''It was just a tremendous play.''
Kearns said he's tried the play before, but this was the first time he'd pulled it off. He gave credit to Flores.
''He made the play,'' Kearns said. ''I tried to get my feet under me and make a good throw. It was a little off-line and he
stretched out and made the play.''
The play came moments after Flores was struck in the right shoulder by a foul ball. He sustained a bruise that will keep him
out of Sunday's game, Acta said. Flores stayed in the game, but was replaced in the ninth inning.
The Nationals have won three straight for the first time this season, all on the road, and clinched their first road series
since early August. Overall, Washington, which started the season 1-10, has won five of its past six.
Lannan (2-3) blanked the Diamondbacks through six innings, allowing three hits but walking six. Six relievers finished off
Dunn hit a 442-foot home run off
in the second, then Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a 422-foot homer off
in the seventh.
After stranding 14 runners in the first eight innings, the Diamondbacks scored on
's two-out, pinch-hit RBI double off
in the ninth. With runners at second and third, lefty
- who had blown three saves in five tries earlier in the year - came on to strike out pinch-hitter
to earn his third save in six attempts.
Arizona lost its third straight one-run game to fall to 0-2 under new manager A.J. Hinch, who replaced the fired
. The Diamondbacks have lost six of seven overall.
Arizona left 16 on base, squandering scoring threats in the second, third, sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
''We had opportunities,'' Hinch said. ''I think that was the statement of the night. Sixteen guys left on base, a lot of positives
coming out of that, with the exception of being unable to push them across.''
Davis (2-5) took the loss despite allowing just one run on four hits in six innings.
''I'm not the only one here,'' Davis said. ''There are 24 other guys in here that are frustrated at the same time, but tomorrow's
a new day. You've got to go back out there tomorrow and not think about what happened today.''
The Diamondbacks had runners at first and third with one out in the second, the bases loaded with one out in the third and
runners at second and third with one out in the sixth.
Then they had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh and runners at second and third with one out in the eighth.
''Nobody in this clubhouse is pressing,'' said
, who extended his hitting streak to 16 games, ''but at some point this has got to turn around.''
Notes: Arizona had leadoff runners on base five times. ... Diamondbacks 3B
and the Washington 1B Dunn each committed two errors. ... Lopez failed to run out a ground ball in the fifth. Dunn dropped
the throw at first, and Lopez would have been safe had he kept running.