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The Royals also ran themselves out of some scoring chances. Kansas City was caught stealing twice and Alberto Callaspo was picked off at second by catcher Ivan Rodriguez.
NOTES: Washington optioned LHP John Lannan to Double-A Harrisburg. Lannan, the opening day starter the last two seasons, is 2-5 with a 5.76 ERA. The Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Joel Peralta from Triple-A Syracuse. ... This was the Royals' first trip to Nationals Park. Kansas City last played in Washington in 1971, against the Senators. ... The Nationals haven't given up a home run in their past five games, one game shy of the team record set from June 4-9, 2009. ... Royals RF Jose Guillen extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a ninth-inning single.
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