It took 11 starts but Saratoga native Tim Stauffer finally got his first win of the season.

Stauffer pitched seven innings and allowed one run as the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 in a Saturday afternoon matchup.

Stauffer allowed just 4 hits and a run -- a seventh-inning homer by Laynce Nix. He struck out four and walked four.  The Spa Catholic graduate is now 1-3 on the season with a 3.60 ERA.

 "I look more at how the team does in my starts. Sometimes you're not going to win when you pitch well and sometimes you're going to win when you don't pitch well," Stauffer told the Associated Press.

In 6 seasons in the Major Leagues (all with the Padres), Stauffer has a lifetime record of 15-22 with a 4.03 ERA.