Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (8) hits a bunt single as Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) does not catch the ball in time during the second inning at Nationals Park.(Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Bryce Harper had a homer and two RBI to back
seven strong innings from Jordan Zimmermann as the Washington Nationals posted
a 3-1 decision over the Detroit Tigers to take the opener of a two-game
Zimmermann (6-1) became the National League's first six-game winner after
shutting down a potent Tigers' lineup that racked up 37 runs during a four-
game road sweep of Houston over the weekend. The right-hander yielded just one
run while scattering seven hits and striking out seven.
He had help from Harper as well as Denard Span and Adam LaRoche, each of whom
collected a pair of hits and scored once in Washington's fifth victory in six
Miguel Cabrera knocked in the lone Detroit run in the loss, only the second in
the Tigers' last 11 games. Anibal Sanchez (3-3) struck out eight Nationals in
six innings, but was reached for three runs (two earned) on eight hits.
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