The Washington Nationals (6-7), after allowing a run in the top of the ninth inning, have come back to defeat the visiting Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the tenth.
Jayson Werth, despite being zero for five in the scorebook, basically won the game singlehandedly in the bottom of the tenth. After yet another empty Rick Ankiel at-bat, Werth hit a sharp grounder to Milwaukee shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, whose throw was up the line, hitting Brewers's first baseman Prince Fielder's glove and the runner Werth at the same time, allowing the Nationals' prize offseason acquisition to reach second on just the fifth error of the season for Milwaukee (7-6). Werth stole third as Milwaukee's defense fell asleep in the shift for lefty Adam LaRoche, and Werth then scored on LaRoche's scorcher to Fielder. Double clutch throw or not, Werth was so far up the line he was winning this game for Washington whether Cecil's kid made a miraculous play or not.
The Nats look to get to .500 at home tomorrow as veteran righthander Jason Marquis takes on young Brewers stud Yovani Gallardo. First pitch is 1:05pm from Nationals Park.