Jordan Zimmermann 2-hits Padres in 6-0 Nationals win
- Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Zimmerman took a perfect game into the sixth inning and finished with a two-hitter and a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-0 victory against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Ian Desmond hit his second two-run home run in as many games.
Zimmermann (5-2) faced only two batters over the minimum as he walked none in his first complete game of the season and sixth of his career. It was his third career shutout. His previous career high was 11 strikeouts, which he'd done twice.
The Padres were shut out for the 10th time, tops in the majors, and for the second time in the three-game series. Tanner Roark and the Nationals beat the Padres 6-0 Friday night in a combined three-hitter.