WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth's bases-loaded single off Reds closer Sean Marshall with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night gave the Washington Nationals their fourth consecutive victory, a 2-1 comeback against the Cincinnati Reds.
The NL East-leading Nationals improved to 6-2, their best start to a season since moving from Montreal to Washington in 2005.
After Marshall (0-1) got the first batter of the 13th on a groundout, Danny Espinosa reached with a broken-bat infield single. Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche then walked. That brought up Werth, who delivered on a 1-2 pitch to end the game after 4 hours, 4 minutes.
Craig Stammen (2-0), Washington's sixth pitcher, earned the win by striking out three in the top of the 13th.