MLB: Washington 2, Atlanta 0

May 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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ATLANTA, May 1 (UPI) -- Jordan Zimmermann ran his scoreless-inning streak to 18 with an eight-inning performance Wednesday, lifting Washington over Atlanta 2-0.

Zimmermann (5-1) gave up two hits and struck out eight without walking a batter. He threw a one-hit, complete-game against Cincinnati in his previous start.

Rafael Soriano completed the shutout against the Braves by working a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

The Washington scoring came on a two-run homer from Ian Desmond in the fourth after Bryce Harper had drawn a leadoff walk.

Those runs were scored against Paul Maholm (3-3), who allowed just three hits over eight innings.

Atlanta's hits came on a two-out single in the first inning by Justin Upton and a one-out double from Paul Maholm in the third.

After Maholm reached base, Zimmermann retired 17 batters in a row.

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