Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Pinch hitter Corey Brown's single drove in Ian Desmond with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins. After Adam LaRoche singled off Chad Guadin (3-2) to open the inning, Desmond singled him to third and Danny Espinosa was intentionally walked to load the bases. With the infield in, Kurt Suzuki grounded into a fielder's choice as LaRoche was thrown out at home, but Brown followed with a bloop single to right. The Nationals, a major league-best 86-53, began the day with a 6 1/2-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. Drew Storen (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win. After a 2:33 rain delay, Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the ninth with home run off Heath Bell to tie the score at 6-all. Before the game, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced pitcher Stephen Strasburg's season was over. The Nationals had said Wednesday's start at the New York Met...
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