Patrick Corbin pitched his guts out, taking a one-hitter into the eighth inning against the Giants to earn his first win as a Nationals starter.
Corbin had allowed just six earned runs across his three previous starts, but a combination of bullpen woes and lack of run support had rendered him winless heading into Thursday.
Closer Sean Doolittle started the top of the ninth for the Nats, but quickly found trouble for himself after allowing one run on a trio of singles, Longoria doing damage again with a single to left to score Tyler Austin, to bring the Giants within two runs, the score 4-2. With two outs and runners on first and second, Doolittle found his stuff, striking out Brandon Crawford on three straight fastballs for the win, earning his second save of the season.
The Nationals offense was powered by Ryan Zimmerman, Yan Gomes, Juan Soto and Wilmer Difo, each of whom finished with one RBI apiece. Difo homered off Giants starter Drew Pomeranz in the bottom of the fourth -- a solo shot to left -- for the Nationals' only home run of the game.