(WASHINGTON) — The Nationals walked off on the Atlanta Braves a day after the Navy shooting tragedy.
Washington came into the bottom of the ninth inning down 5-2, but answered with three runs capped off by Denard Span’s grounder that went through Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons legs that scored two runs to give them a 6-5 win.
The Braves could have clinched the National League Eastern Division title with a sweep of the day-night double header, but will have to wait until their next series.
Washington closed within 4.5 games of Cincinnati for the NL’s second wild-card berth with 12 games remaining.
Span’s single in the second inning also extended his 27-game hit streak.
Nationals’ players dawned blue and gold Navy caps during their warm-ups to honor the victims of Monday’s shooting.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN