Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
ST. LOUIS -- The Washington Nationals were so impressed with outfielder Tyler Moore as an amateur that they drafted him three times before he finally signed. On Sunday, that persistence paid off in the opening game of the NL Division Series. Moore, a rookie who played only 75 games for the Nationals this season, came off the bench and delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals trailed 2-1 when Michael Morse reached base to open the eighth inning, with St. Louis rookie shortstop Pete Kozma kicking his ground ball for an error. Ian Desmond's third single of the day, followed by a sacrifice bunt, put runners on second and third with one out. After reliever Mitchell Boggs struck out Kurt Suzuki, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny pulled Boggs to bring in left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Washington manager Davey Johnson countered the move by pulling back Chad Tracy and sending up Moore, who was 6-for-2...
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