The Washington Nationals had just erased a 9-0 deficit at the hands of the Miami Marlins the night before, and were looking to add onto their newfound momentum. The home team did not disappoint in this regard
The game got off to a sluggish start with the Marlins scoring first with a double by Starlin Castro to give Miami a 1-0 lead in the third inning. The Marlins loaded the bases with one out the next inning, but starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez escaped the inning without allowing a run. This proved to be momentum for Washington.
In the fourth inning, the Nationals pulled through for two runs on singles by Adam Eaton and Wilmer Difo to give Washington a 2-1 lead. The Marlins tied the game on a bases loaded walk to Martin Prado, and the score would remain 2-2 into the late innings.
In the eighth inning, the Nationals loaded the bases with no outs with walks to Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper, followed by an infield single by Matt Adams. However, Marlins bullpen pitcher Drew Steckenrider shut the door without allowing a run to keep the game tied. The ninth inning came, and with it came Mark Reynolds and a walkoff home run to give the Nationals a 3-2 win to clinch a split of the season series and give Washington their thirteenth consecutive win over Miami.
Nationals will try to win the series tomorrow as Max Scherzer takes the mound at 7:15 PM.