Daniel Hudson just misses shutout; Diamondbacks win 4-2

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Daniel Hudson fell one out short of his first career shutout Wednesday night, and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned another casual arrival at the ballpark into a win, beating the Washington Nationals 4-2.

Hudson (13-9) allowed nine hits, struck out six, walked none, had a run of 13 consecutive batters retired and threw 102 pitches.

He had the Nationals blanked through 8-and-two-thirds innings before giving up back-to-back homers to Laynce Nix and Jonny Gomes.

J.J. Putz came on to retire Wilson Ramos on a foul out to first for his 32nd save.

The Diamondbacks got two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the eighth after showing up later than usual and skipping batting practice for the second day in a row.