By Michael Marzzacco
Follow The Pursuit on Twitter
The Nationals and Red Sox tied an exciting ballgame 4-4 in front of 1,030 members of the U.S. Naval Academy. Bryce Harper, who had a great spring, smacked a double in the fifth inning that was the go ahead run for the Nationals at the time. Trea Turner scored twice and Max Scherzer had a solid outing on the mound, working five innings allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts. It lowered his spring ERA to 2.45.
The Nats took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. With the bases loaded, Jayson Werth walked and Turner scored from third. Adam Eaton added the second one with a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Harper.
Harper did his thing in the fifth.
Just Bryce doing Bryce stuff and Trea doing Trea stuff.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 1, 2017
The Nats got their last run with an RBI fielder’s choice. Wilmer Difo grounded out to Red Sox first baseman Matt Dominguez. Jose Lobaton scored. Boston tied the game with a run in the eighth and a run in the ninth.