Turner, Nationals rally from 9-run deficit to win
The Washington Nationals are far from finished. Not after briefly slipping below .500 this week. And certainly not after spotting theMiamiMarlins the first nine runs on Thursday night in Washington.
Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to helpWashington rally pastMiami 14-12 in a wild slugfest to end a five-game losing streak.
“Not to get ahead of ourselves, put together wins, try to win a series,” first baseman Matt Adams said. “I think that’s what we’re going to focus on from here on out, win two out of three, win three out of four. If that’s the case, then the wins will start stacking on top of each other and we’ll just get rolling the way we’re capable of.”
The Nationals, who dropped 17 of their previous 22, have won 12 consecutive games against Miami dating to last season— their longest winning streak against any team since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005.
It was also the largest comeback victory since the teamleft Montreal. The Nationals rallied from eight runs down to defeat Atlanta 13-12 on April 28, 2015. ASTROS 4, WHITE SOX 3 » Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Yuli Gurriel’s RBI single with one out in Houston’s two-run ninth lifted the Astros over visiting Chicago. The Astros trailed by one when Joakim Soria (0- 3) walked pinch-hitter Tony Kemp with no outs in the ninth before advancing to third on a single by pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez. George Springer snapped an 0-for-8 slump and tied it at 3 with an RBI single. It was a much-needed hit for the World Series MVP who has been struggling lately, going 6 for 70 since June 15. Alex Bregman walked to load the bases and Altuve struck out before Gurriel singled to give Houston the victory.