National League Game Summary - Washington at Arizona|
(Friday, September 27th)
Final Score: Washington 8, Arizona 4
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Jayson Werth broke a tie game with a tape-
measure three-run homer in the fifth inning to power the Washington Nationals
past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-4, in the opener of a season-ending three-
Werth reached base in all four of his plate appearances and Wilson Ramos added
a three-run homer to back a strong outing from Stephen Strasburg (8-9), who
gave up two runs on six hits over seven innings.
The Nationals snapped a three-game skid by touching up Patrick Corbin (14-8)
for five runs on six hits in the first five innings.
"I felt fine and healthy and made it through a full season," said Corbin.
"Hopefully next year I can improve and get better and learn from my mistakes."
Arizona dropped its third straight game despite taking an early 2-0 lead.
Strasburg, making start No. 30 for the first time in his career, put the first
three hitters on in the third and gave up an RBI single to Gerardo Parra and a
run-scoring, double-play groundout to Paul Goldschmidt.
"You've got to grind through it, and I was able to make the adjustments in the
Werth scored from first on Bryce Harper's double in the fourth inning, then
capped a four-run fifth with a colossal go-ahead blast off the second-deck
facade in left field. Tyler Moore and Anthony Rendon opened the frame with
consecutive doubles, the latter knocking in Moore with the tying run.
Ramos blew the game with a three-run homer off Chaz Roe in the eighth.
Arizona got two runs in the ninth on Didi Gregorius' RBI groundout and pinch-
hitter Matt Davidson's RBI single.
Strasburg went 3-0 over his final nine starts and lowered his ERA to 3.00 ...
Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 17 with a single in the fifth
inning ... Corbin's ERA rose from 2.92 to 3.41 over his final three starts.
09/28 01:18:58 ET