PHOENIX -- Miguel Montero summed up Saturday succinctly.
It was a bad beat, he said.
The Diamondbacks played a game quite unlike themselves at Chase Field on Saturday, a 6-5 loss to the NL East-leading Nationals in which they could not hold a 4-1 lead behind their best pitcher and top NL Rookie of the Year candidate Wade Miley.
The D-backs self-destructed in the fifth inning, when the Nationals scored five runs, two unearned, for a 6-4 lead that stood up. Miley gave up four hits and threw a wild pitch in the fifth, and the defense behind him committed two errors and left second base uncovered twice.
You make it hard on yourself like that, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. We scored five runs. You keep giving runs away, now you have to score six. We just played poorly.
Aaron Hill hit his 14th home run, Chris Johnson got his 18th RBI in 12 games on a sacrifice fly, and Montero tripled in a run and scored another as the D-backs scored four runs in the first three innings to put th...