One night after scoring 14 runs against the San Francisco Giants, the Washington Nationals were all but shut out by Madison Bumgarner, who pitched a complete game and allowed just one run on five hits while striking out six as the Giants defeated the Nationals, 6-1 Tuesday night.
Brandon Belt drove in San Francisco's first two runs with a second-inning double and a sixth-inning single off Jordan Zimmermann, who only managed to pitch 5.2 innings and allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four.
Washington's only run came in the top of seventh, when Jayson Werth tripled and was driven in by an Adam LaRoche single. But any hopes of a comeback were squelched in the eighth inning when the Giants scored four runs against pitchers Drew Storen and Sean Burnett.
The rubber game of the series is set for 3:45 Wednesday afternoon. Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to pitch against Tim Lincecum.