PHOENIX (AP) -- Dan Haren brought his disappointing season to a strong conclusion on Saturday night, blanking the Diamondbacks on four hits through seven innings in the Nationals' 2-0 victory.
Haren (10-14), the former Diamondbacks pitcher who signed a one-year, 13 million deal with the Nationals and struggled mightily for much of the season, struck out five and walked one. The 33-year-old right-hander, a free agent at the end of the season, was 6-2 in his last 12 starts.
Brandon McCarthy (5-11) gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings.
With the loss, the D-backs fell to 80-81. This is the first time they have been under .500 all season.
Arizona threatened against Rafael Soriano in the ninth. Paul Goldschmidt flied out to deep center, then Martin Prado singled and Miguel Montero walked. A wild pitch advanced the runners to third and second, but Soriano struck out Matt Davidson and retired Chris Owings on a fly ball for his 43rd save.
Drew Storen threw a scoreless eighth ...