Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Morse clubbed a game-tying, two-run
homer in the ninth to send the game to extras, and then ripped a go-ahead,
two-run double in the 11th as the Nationals took a thrilling 11-10 victory
over the Brewers in the finale of a four-game set Sunday at Miller Park.
Washington trailed 7-3 heading into the eighth, but used a four-run frame to
tie the game at 7-7. Milwaukee countered in the bottom half as Norichika Aoki
and Carlos Gomez stroked back-to-back homers to make it a two-run game, but
Morse launched a one-out, two-run shot over the wall in right to tie the game
again in the ninth.
In the 11th, Jose Veras (3-4) issued a leadoff walk to Bryce Harper, who then
went first-to-third on a single into right field from Ryan Zimmerman.
After Mark DeRosa fanned, Morse pulled a double down the left-field line to
plate Harper and Zimmerman as the Nationals grabbed a two-run lead.
Tyler Clippard worked around a leadoff homer from Corey Hart in the 11th to
nail down his 20th save of the season, while Craig Stammen (4-1) earned the
victory after tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.
Roger Bernadina smacked a two-run homer as part of Washington's four-run
seventh inning as the Nationals won for the eighth time in their last nine
Rickie Weeks belted a two-run shot and Hart finished with four hits and scored
three times for the Brewers, who lost for the ninth time in their last 10
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