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Giants vs. Nationals, MLB Scores: Giants Fall 2-1 Behind Shaky Start From Jonathan Sanchez

The San Francisco Giants were looking to keep the good times rolling after Monday night’s epic extra inning adventure with the Washington Nationals. But it was much lower scoring affair on Tuesday at AT&T Park, and the Giants unfortunately were on the wrong end of it tonight. Jonathan Sanchez had trouble with his control, the Giants offense remained relatively quiet, and the Nationals won by a score of 2-1.

Sanchez (L 4-4) lasted for only five innings tonight, allowing two earned runs on four hits, with five walks and six strikeouts. The two runs came on an RBI single from Ian Desmond in the third and a sacrifice fly from Jordan Zimmerman in the fourth, both after Sanchez gave the Nats base runners with walks.

Zimmerman (W 4-6) was strong in his seven innings of work, keeping the Giants to only one run, an RBI Nate Schierholtz double in second, along with five hits, one walks, and three strikeouts. Drew Storen got his 12th save of the season with his perfect ninth inning.

With the loss the Giants move to 34-27 on the year. Full box score can be found here.

The Giants will finish up their series with Washington Wednesday as Matt Cain (4-4 3.64 ERA) will take the mound to face Yunesky Maya (0-1 8.00 ERA) for the Nationals.