The Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins are tied 3-3 going into the seventh inning. The Nationals are trying to get a win tonight to clinch third place in the NL East over the New York Mets, but are having trouble pulling away from the Fish.
Amid a night where several Nats have donned new haircuts (Danny Espinosa, Jayson Werth) and others wearing strange pants (Ian Desmond), the Nats first cracked Anibal Sanchez in the third when Rick Ankiel grounded out, but scored Desmond to tie the game 1-1. The Nats lead briefly in the fourth inning when Desmond hit a RBI double to score Wilson Ramos and Desmond scored when Ankiel hit a single that deflected off a Marlins player to make the score 3-2.
The Marlins tied the game up in the fifth after reliever Craig Stammen threw a wild pitch with bases loaded and Vinny Rottino scored to put the game at 3-3.