Padres 6, Na­tion­als 5

HIGH­EST WIN EX­PECTANCY 61 per­cent

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Syn­op­sis: One of the last­ing im­ages of the sea­son: Yunel Es­co­bar ground­ing into an in­ning-end­ing dou­ble play with one out and the bases loaded, with the Na­tion­als trail­ing by one run. Although the Na­tion­als never led, they trimmed the deficit to one in the sev­enth. The Na­tion­als had the mo­men­tum thanks to Bryce Harper’s two-run sin­gle. But be­cause Man­ager Matt Wil­liams be­lieves in an ag­gres­sive ap­proach in 3-0 counts, the sig­nal was on for Es­co­bar. The Na­tion­als had done well in that sit­u­a­tion, but here it back­fired.

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