TOP OF NINTH: NATIONALS 8, DODGERS 3
Jayson Werth hit Kenley Jansen’s second pitch of the inning 450 feet, deep into the left-field bleachers. Jansen then walked Daniel Murphy, and right-hander Ross Stripling started stretching in the bullpen. Jansen hit Bryce Harper, and Stripling began to throw. Anthony Rendon popped out, but Ryan Zimmerman followed by launching a baseball to the right-field wall. Josh Reddick jumped for it, had it in his reach, then dropped in. Murphy scored easily, and Harper ran through a stop sign at third base to score, too.
With the Nationals up by four, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts removed Jansen for Stripling. Another run scored and the game was about out of reach as the Dodgers’ last chance approached.