By Michael Marzzacco
A walk-off double by Ben Revere that nearly cleared the fence gave the Nationals the dramatic 3-2 win over the Reds in 14 innings.
The Nats took a 1-0 lead in the first with a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy that scored Ben Revere. The Reds tied the game in the second with an RBI single by Tucker Barnhart that scored Adam Duvall. Duvall put the Reds on top in the sixth with an RBI single that scored Joey Votto.
In the bottom of the sixth the Nats tied it at 2 on a double by Daniel Murphy that scored Jayson Werth. This game would require extra innings.
Bryce Harper came very close to ending the game in the 12th. After Wilson Ramos got on and Werth drew a walk, Harper came up. He swung the bat hard and sent a ball just to the right of the right field foul pole, if it was a couple feet over to the left it would’ve been out. Ultimately Harper flew out to left field.
In the 14th, Danny Espinosa led off and got hit by a pitch. Two batters later, with Espinosa moving to second on a fielder’s choice groundout, Ben Revere smacked a double off the out-of-town scoreboard in right field that scored Espinosa to give the Nats a 3-2 win.
After dropping seven in a row this was the Nats sixth consecutive win. They’ll go for the series win tonight at 7:15 and you can catch the game on FOX.