SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CJ Abrams homered and drove in three runs after missing three games with a bruised left pinkie, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Riley Adams added an RBI double and Jacob Young had two hits and three stolen bases as Washington won its sixth in a row against San Francisco.

Patrick Bailey and Nick Ahmed drove in runs for the Giants, who lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Washington’s Joan Adon allowed one run in four innings in his season debut. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start for Josiah Gray, who was placed on the 15-day injured list with a flexor strain in his right arm.

Jordan Weems (1-0) earned his sixth career win despite giving up two runs, one earned, in one inning. Kyle Finnegan pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his fourth save.

Giants starter Kyle Harrison had eight strikeouts and allowed three runs in six innings.

Ryan Walker (1-1) took the loss after surrendering the go-ahead run in the seventh.

Trailing 1-0 in the third, Abrams launched a two-run homer to right, his third of the year. He added an RBI single in the fifth to give Washington a 3-1 lead.

San Francisco tied it in the sixth when Nick Ahmed lined an RBI single to right, with a second run scoring on Lane Thomas’ throwing error.

Trey Lipscomb put the Nationals back in front with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Adams added an insurance run in the ninth with an RBI double.

The Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Finnegan retired Michael Conforto and got Matt Chapman to hit into a game-ending double play.

San Francisco left 11 runners on base and went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position after going 0 for 10 in those situations in Monday night’s loss.

The Giants failed to homer for the fifth straight game, their longest stretch since a six-game drought from Sept. 10-16, 2018.


Nationals: RHP Hunter Harvey departed in the eighth inning after getting hit on the left hand by a 95-mph line drive from Mike Yastrzemski.

Giants: Conforto returned after missing Monday’s game with a sore side muscle. He went 0 for 5.


LHP Patrick Corbin (0-1, 6.97 ERA) starts Wednesday afternoon’s series finale for the Nationals opposite Giants RHP Jordan Hicks (1-0, 0.75 ERA).