WASHINGTON — Jordan Zimmermann watched Gio Gonzalez pitch a gem for Washington and just followed his lead. Zimmermann threw his first career shutout and the Nationals limited the Reds to one hit for the second straight game in a 1-0 victory Friday night. Zimmermann struck out four and walked one while improving to 3-0 with a 1.36 ERA in five career games against Cincinnati. The right-hander needed only 91 pitches for the third complete game of his career. Washington won Thursday when Gonzalez pitched eight innings in an 8-1 victory. Joey Votto homered for the Reds' only hit that night. "They were swinging early just like (Thursday)," Zimmermann said. "I just saw that, and I figured if I did the same, I'd get the same results." It was the first time the Reds managed just one hit in consecutive games since July 5-6, 1900, against Brooklyn, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. The Astros from Sept. 14-15, 2008, were the last team with such a streak. "My guys, if they attack hitters like the last two days, it's going to be a problem," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. "I don't care, good-hitting team, bad-hitting team." Xavier Paul led off the third with a single to center for Cincinnati's only hit off Zimmermann."We had quite a few pitches to hit," manager Dusty Baker said. "We just didn't find any holes."The only run came in the third after Bryce Harper tripled and scored on Jayson Werth's single.