Nationals ace John Patterson threw 88 pitches, 44 for strikes, on Saturday. (Susan Walsh/AP)
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
John Patterson allowed three runs in the first and settled down after that, but the offense couldn't find its groove on Saturday as the Nats dropped their third straight game to the D-backs. Austin Kearns hit a controversial home run in the sixth that appeared to land foul for the Nats' only run.
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