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By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 9/29/13
PHOENIX (AP) -- A.J. Pollock beat out a run-scoring infield single in the eighth inning and the Diamondbacks sent Davey Johnson into retirement on a losing note with a 3-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday. After losing the series' first two games, the D-backs scratched out a pair of runs off Ryan Mattheus (0-2) in the eighth inning to finish the season at .500 (81-81). Martin Prado had a run-scoring single in the inning to tie it, and Pollock dove into first safely after hitting a comebacker that bounced off Mattheus. David Hernandez (5-6) pitched a perfect eighth and Brad Ziegler closed out the ninth for his 13th save. The Diamondbacks played 1,538 innings this season, breaking the major league record set by the 1964 Yankees. The Nationals came up short in the final game of Johnson's career, which spanned six decades, but still finished 11 games above .500 at 86-76.
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