SAN FRANCISCO - Ryan Zimmerman's 30-game hitting streak ended today when he went 0 for 3 with two walks in the Washington Nationals' 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Zimmerman never got the ball out of the infield, falling just short of Vladimir Guerrero's franchise-record streak of 31 games for the Montreal Expos in 1999. After two groundouts and two walks against Giants starter Barry Zito, Zimmerman grounded into a fielder's choice against reliever Pat Misch in the ninth.
Zimmerman grounded into a double play in the first inning and drew a walk in the third. After grounding out to shortstop in the fifth, he came up with two runners on in the seventh but after Zito threw a wild pitch allowing both runners to advance, the Giants elected to walk Zimmerman intentionally.
Zimmerman then grounded to shortstop in the ninth, ending the majors' longest hitting streak since Moises Alou hit in 30 consecutive games for the Mets in 2007.