MLB: Washington 1, Cincinnati 0

April 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmerman threw the first shutout of his career Friday, allowing a lone hit while the Washington Nationals blanked Cincinnati 1-0.

It was the second straight game Washington pitching had limited the Reds to one hit, the first time since 1900 Cincinnati has suffered such a fate.

Zimmerman (4-1) retired the side in order during the first two innings, then surrendered a single to Xavier Paul leading off the third. The Reds put two other men on base, Todd Frazier reaching on a fielding error in the fifth and Corky Miller drawing a walk in the eighth.

The Washington run came in the fourth when Bryce Harper delivered a one-out triple and came on in a single by Jayson Werth. Harper had tried and failed to put down a bunt early in his at-bat.

Homer Bailey (1-2) went seven innings to take the hard-luck loss. He gave up five hits and struck out six.

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