After Headley gave the Padres the lead an inning later, Ian Desmond put Washington ahead for good in the sixth with a two-run double off the right field wall. Nady and Tracy added a pair of insurance runs with their eighth-inning solo shots.
NOTES: Washington manager Davey Johnson said before the game Rodriguez would remain the team's closer, despite Rodriguez blowing his third save in 11 chances Sunday against the Reds. After the game, Johnson reiterated that he still has confidence in his closer despite another shaky outing. ... In a rehab start at Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, RHP Chien-Ming Wang threw eight-plus innings, allowing four earned runs and 11 hits with one walk, one strikeout and one hit batter. ... Johnson said OF Michael Morse is on pace to return when interleague play begins June 8 at Boston. ... The Padres optioned LHP Josh Spence to Triple-A Tucson before the game. ... San Diego OF Jeremy Hermida is scheduled to undergo sports hernia surgery on Tuesday and will be out up to six weeks, manager Bud Black said. Hermida has been on the DL since late April.
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