Dan Haren tossed seven sharp innings, Orlando
Hudson hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the
Washington Nationals 5-0 on Sunday.
Hudson's homer, his second in three days and sixth of the
season, came in the first inning and gave Haren (6-4) all the
support he would need against the NL's weakest-hitting club. Haren
gave up four hits, walked three and struck out five.
The Diamondbacks have posted back-to-back shutouts for the first
time since May 26-27, 2006, at Cincinnati. Brandon Webb beat the
Nationals 4-0 on Saturday.
Chad Tracy added a solo homer for the Diamondbacks, who salvaged
the final two games of a six-game homestand.