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|Washington (64-73) «||1||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||8||12||0|
HR: NYM - N. Evans (4),J. Bay (10) WAS - I. Desmond (6),T. Milone (1),R. Bernadina (6)
Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the tying and winning runs with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Washington Nationals to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game series.
With the Nationals trailing 7-6, Jesus Flores singled off Bobby Parnell (3-5) to being the ninth inning rally and pinch runner Brian Bixler moved to second on a wild pitch before Johnny Gomes walked and Ian Desmond laid down a sacrifice bunt.
With one out, the Mets rolled the dice by intentionally walking Roger Bernadina to load the bases for Zimmerman, who shattered his bat on an up-and- in fastball. The ball fell into shallow right field, giving the Nats the walkoff victory.
Sean Burnett (5-5) worked the top of the ninth to earn the win and Bernadina, Desmond and starting pitcher Tom Milone all cracked home runs for the Nationals, who bounced back after dropping the series opener on Friday.
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