Peavy, Giants top Strasburg, Nats in NLDS opener

Oct 3, 2014 6:38 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the fifth inning to outpitch playoff rookie Stephen Strasburg, and the San Francisco Giants won their ninth consecutive postseason game by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday in an NL Division Series opener.

The intense Peavy won the 2007 Cy Young Award but never has been much of an October performer, going 0-3 with a 9.27 ERA in five previous starts. But maybe the Giants' aura rubbed off on him, because the 33-year-old right-hander threw 5 2-3 scoreless innings in Game 1, allowing only two hits.

Buster Posey, Joe Panik and Brandon Belt drove in San Francisco's runs.

Game 2 is Saturday, with Washington's Jordan Zimmermann - who threw a no-hitter in the regular-season finale - facing Tim Hudson.

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