Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Live Blog: Reactions and Analysis
Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg took the mound on June 27 as the Washington Nationals looked to close out a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This game was expected to be a low-scoring affair, and that proved to be very true.
The pitching duel was broken up in the fourth inning when Ian Desmond hit a two-run home run off of Corbin.
Arizona answered in the top of the sixth when Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer of his own.
The game remained 2-2 until the top of the 11th inning when A.J. Pollock scored on a Didi Gregorius bunt single.
Heath Bell came in for Arizona and earned the save.
Josh Collmenter earned his fourth win on the year while Craig Stammen got tagged with the loss.
Arizona will travel to Atlanta to open a three-game series on June 28 while the Nationals will start a three-game series against the Mets in New York on the same day.
3-2 D-Backs over the Nationals.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by this afternoon to follow the game.
Bernadina pops up to Gregorius.
Diamondbacks beat the Nationals by a score of 3-2.
Aaron Hill bobbles the ball and can't turn the double play.
D-Backs get the force at second leaving Desmond at first with two outs.
LaRoche connects on one and singles to center putting the tying run on.
The Nationals are down to their final two outs as Adam LaRoche digs in.
Bell starts the inning by striking out Werth.
Stammen strikes out Nieves.
3-2 D-Backs headed to the bottom of the 11th.
Heath Bell in to close for Arizona.
Light rain starting to fall in D.C.
Diamondbacks announcers say they see lighting off in the distance.
Heath Bell is ready to go for the D-Backs to come in for the save.
Rain clouds moving in quickly over left field.
Will Nieves will pinch hit.
Didi Gregorius lays down the bunt scoring Pollock from third.
Gregorius safe at first.
One of the best bunts I've seen as Gregorius just dropped the ball down the first base line.
Gregorius digs in, all he has to do is make contact and send it out of the infield.
Jason Kubel earns a walk putting runners on the corners with one out.
3-1 count for Jason Kubel with the go-ahead run standing 90-feet from home.
Cody Ross lays down a beautiful sac bunt advancing Pollock to third.
Miguel Montero with the lead off ground-rule double.
Pollock comes in to pinch run.
Craig Stammen comes in to pitch for Washington.
Again, Zimmerman gets everything behind the baseball only to see it die at the warning track.
We head to the 11th.
Ryan Zimmerman nearly ended this game with that rocket down the left field line.
The ball tailed just foul.
Rendon flies out, two out in the bottom of the 10th.
I think there might be a riot if Josh Collmenter steps off the mound again.
One out single for Denard Span puts the winning run onboard.
Chad Tracy comes in to pinch hit.
Josh Collmenter in for Arizona to pitch.
That's all she wrote for the top of the 10th. D-Backs strand a runner at second.
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