Kluber worked into trouble in the third inning Saturday, loading the bases with one out on three straight singles. He got a second out on a force play at home, but then pitched around Juan Soto to walk in a run as the Nationals took a 1-0 lead.
The Nationals got to Kluber again in the sixth. Kyle Schwarber doubled and Starlin Castro followed with an RBI single to give Washington a 2-1 lead and chase Kluber from the game.
“Overall, I thought he threw the ball really well,” Boone said. “I thought he made adjustments as he went. He did his job as far as keeping us right there and giving us a chance to win that game.”