SAN DIEGO (AP) — John Lannan pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals won consecutive road games for the first time in a month with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
Lannan (4-5) allowed a home run to highly touted rookie Anthony Rizzo and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. The left-hander gave up six hits.
Washington scored twice in the first on Danny Espinosa's RBI double and Wilson Ramos' run-scoring single.
The Nationals, with the NL's second-worst road record at 15-24, won consecutive road games for the first time since May 10-11. They had dropped 13 of 18 away from home.
The club also won successive games at San Diego for the first time September 1999, when the franchise was located in Montreal.