SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tanner Roark pitched three-hit ball for eight innings and struck out a career-high 11, and Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer Friday night to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-0 victory against the floundering San Diego Padres.
The Nationals won their fourth straight and for the sixth time in seven games.
Roark (4-4) beat the Padres 4-0 at Washington on April 26th, throwing a three-hitter for his first career shutout. He struck out eight that game, his previous career-high.
The right-hander took a one-hitter into the eighth before Rene Rivera hit a leadoff single and pinch-hitter Tommy Medica had a one-out base hit.
San Diego has just 15 hits in five games. On Wednesday, Everth Cabrera bunted for a single in the first inning for San Diego's only hit in a 3-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.