The Arizona Diamondbacks ended the season with one final rally, sending Washington manager Davey Johnson into retirement with a loss.
It wasn't enough to wipe away the disappointment of season that started with so many expectations.
A.J. Pollock beat out an infield single to drive in the go-ahead run and the Diamondbacks ended a mediocre season on a high note, beating the Nationals 3-2 on Sunday in Johnson's final game as manager.
''We as a team expected to be still paying right now,'' Diamondbacks shortstop Willie Bloomquist said. ''I think that is where expectations need to stay. As a whole this year it has been disappointing even though we ended on a high note.''
After losing the series' first two games, the Diamondbacks scratched out a pair of runs off Ryan Mattheus (0-2) in the eighth inning. Martin Prado had a run-scoring single in the inning and Pollock dove into first safely after hitting a comebacker that bounced off Mattheus.
David Hernandez (5-6) pitched a perfect ei...