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Washington at San Diego

Final 11th
San Diego
W: L. Gregerson (1-1) L: S. Burnett (0-3)
HR: WAS - R. Zimmerman (9),R. Zimmerman (10)   SD - None

Padres 3, Nationals 2 (11)

CBSSports.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Nick Hundley was surrounded by a pack of reporters and cameramen when the San Diego Padres' other catcher, Yorvit Torrealba, walked by and offered an unsolicited opinion.

"He's the best catcher on this team, I'm telling you," Torrealba said.

With the San Diego Padres these days, that's hard to tell.

Hundley's pinch-hit single brought in Lance Zawadzki from second base with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Padres to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Hundley didn't start despite hitting a three-run homer in Saturday night's win. Then again, Torrealba had three hits on Friday night and he sat Saturday night.

"Usually when a guy hits a homer he usually plays the next day, but today I decided to catch Yorvit, one of the rare times," manager Bud Black said.

Black said he started Torrealba mostly because he'd been working well with Jon Garland, who allowed two home runs to Ryan Zimmerman but otherwise pitched well, getting 15 ground outs in seven innings.

"Basically, what the skipper is trying to say is that he has confidence in both of us," Torrealba said. "It's a great feeling, man. In a good way, it's good competition between me and Nick, because he knows how good he is and I know how good I can be. As long as we're winning, we're happy. If he's playing, you see me the first one up there if he hits a home run: 'Attaboy, good job.' Same thing when I'm getting my hits.

"It is a great feeling because we're both playing," Torrealba said. "Maybe he wants to play every day, maybe I want to play every day. The good thing about it is we're basically playing almost every day anyway."

Hundley and Torrealba have started 25 games apiece.

So who gets the start in Monday night's game against the New York Mets?

"I have no idea," said Hundley, who was the Padres' last available position player on Sunday. "Ask Buddy. We'll come in and figure it out tomorrow. But I'll be ready to play if they tell me. We want to be in there every day. That's kind of up to Buddy, and fortunately now, I think we're making it tough on him to decide. This is a good thing, a positive thing. We're both playing well, both driving in runs."

Zawadzki started the winning rally with an infield single that deflected off pitcher Sean Burnett's glove. Second baseman Adam Kennedy fielded it and his errant throw went into the Padres' dugout, putting Zawadzki on second. Matt Capps relieved and Hundley singled to left. There was no throw home as the Padres took two of three.

"My only chance is to try and throw it as hard as I can on the run," Kennedy said. "There was no other option."

Luke Gregerson (1-1) pitched two perfect innings for the win. Burnett fell to 0-3.

Zimmerman's two homers gave him 10 for the season.

Zimmerman homered off the top of the wall in right-center with two outs in the first and then tied the game at 2 when he homered into the seats in left field with two outs in the sixth.

They were Zimmerman's first home runs since his last multihomer game, May 13 at Colorado. He has seven career multihomer games.

Other than the homers, the Nationals struggled against the Padres.

"They can pitch," Washington manager Jim Riggleman said. "We knew that coming in here. Their bullpen is outstanding. Finally, there at the end, we got [Mike] Adams, [Heath] Bell and Gregerson out of the game. I was hoping we could hold it there and face somebody else other than those three guys."

Garland had given up only three home runs total coming into Sunday, and none in his previous eight starts.

Garland allowed two runs and five hits, struck out four and walked one. Garland recorded his 1,000th career strikeout when he fanned Josh Willingham in the fourth. He has 1,002 in his 11-year career.

Washington's Livan Hernandez allowed two runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out four and walked none.

San Diego had gone ahead 2-1 in the fourth on Torrealba's RBI groundout and Tony Gwynn Jr.'s RBI single.


Padres OF Scott Hairston, on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, began a rehab assignment Sunday afternoon with Class A Lake Elsinore. ... Padres RHP Tim Stauffer, out since having an appendectomy on May 11, is expected to throw another side session on Monday. He'll probably begin a rehab assignment next week.

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San Diego

T. Gwynn
AB 5
R 0
H 2
HR 0

R. Zimmerman
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 2

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Washington Nationals
Nyjer Morgan, CF5010021 .242
    Sean Burnett, P0000000 .000
    Alberto Gonzalez, 2B0000000 .326
Adam Kennedy, 2B4000101 .250
    Matt Capps, P0000000 .000
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B5222022 .299
Adam Dunn, 1B5030010 .270
Josh Willingham, LF3000122 .275
Ian Desmond, SS4000024 .263
Roger Bernadina, RF-CF4000011 .241
Wil Nieves, C4000000 .194
Livan Hernandez, P2000000 .100
    Doug Slaten, P0000000 .000
    Drew Storen, P00000001.000
   a- Willie Harris, PH1010000 .188
    Tyler Clippard, P00000001.000
   b- Cristian Guzman, PH-RF1000000 .321
a-singled for Storen in the 8th
b-grounded out for Clippard in the 10th
HR - Ryan Zimmerman 2 (10, Garland, Garland)
RBI - Ryan Zimmerman 2 (27)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Zimmerman 2 (12)
CS - Ian Desmond (1, 2nd base by Garland/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Desmond-Dunn, Nieves-Kennedy
E - Adam Kennedy (4, Throwing), Ryan Zimmerman (5, Misplayed grounder)
Washington Nationals
Livan Hernandez 6.1822040 2.15
Doug Slaten 0.1000010 1.13
Drew Storen 0.1000100 1.59
Tyler Clippard 2000130 1.82
Sean Burnett (L,0-3) 1.2210110 3.31
Matt Capps0100000 2.96
IBB - Gonzalez by Sean Burnett
Pitches-Strikes - Livan Hernandez 90-61, Doug Slaten 5-3, Drew Storen 12-5, Tyler Clippard 29-17, Sean Burnett 36-19, Matt Capps 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Livan Hernandez 7-8, Sean Burnett 3-1
Batters Faced - Livan Hernandez 27, Doug Slaten 1, Drew Storen 2, Tyler Clippard 6, Sean Burnett 8, Matt Capps 1
San Diego Padres
Will Venable, RF4010012 .231
   a- David Eckstein, PH-2B1000000 .291
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS-RF4020101 .243
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4110125 .261
Chase Headley, 3B5010014 .269
Matt Stairs, LF3110021 .190
    Chris Denorfia, LF1000102 .278
Yorvit Torrealba, C5011012 .287
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF5021001 .189
Lance Zawadzki, 2B-SS4110012 .200
Jon Garland, P2000000 .111
   b- Luis Durango, PH0000000 .250
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
   c- Oscar Salazar, PH1000010 .242
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   d- Nick Hundley, PH1011000 .272
a-flied out for Venable in the 10th
b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Garland in the 7th
c-struck out for Bell in the 9th
d-singled for Gregerson in the 11th
2B - Jerry Hairston Jr. (5, Burnett)
SH - Lance Zawadzki (1), Luis Durango (1)
RBI - Yorvit Torrealba (14), Tony Gwynn Jr. (9), Nick Hundley (16)
2-OUT RBI - Tony Gwynn Jr. (4), Nick Hundley (10)
CS - Chris Denorfia (2, 2nd base by Clippard/Nieves)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Garland-Hairston-Gonzalez
PB - Yorvit Torrealba (2)
San Diego Padres
Jon Garland 7522142 2.15
Mike Adams 1100120 3.09
Heath Bell 1100010 1.17
Luke Gregerson (W,1-1) 2000030 1.63
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 96-60, Mike Adams 22-12, Heath Bell 16-8, Luke Gregerson 25-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 14-1, Mike Adams 1-0, Heath Bell 1-1, Luke Gregerson 2-1
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 25, Mike Adams 5, Heath Bell 4, Luke Gregerson 6
Game Information
Attendance - 28591
Game Time - 3:37
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Tim Tschida