The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 for their first win since their impressive 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last Tuesday. This is the clubs 70th win this season which is a remarkable turnaround given last years 65-97 record. Sean Burroughs scored the games only runs as he homered in the top of the 7th inning. Ian Kennedy pitched seven scoreless innings, earning him his 16th win of the season. JJ Putz earned his 31st save of the season as the Diamondbacks shut out the Washington Nationals for a much needed win to gain a two game lead on the San Francisco Giants in the NL West division race. The reigning World Series champions lost to the San Diego Padres 7-5 Tuesday night.