Joey Meneses hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth to rally the Washington Nationals to a 9-8 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix
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Luis Garcia doubled and had three hits, Stone Garrett had two hits and two runs and CJ Abrams also had two hits for Washington, which ended a two-game losing streak. Erasmo Ramirez (2-1) picked up the win in relief and Hunter Harvey pitched around a one-out walk to secure a scoreless ninth and pick up his first career save.
The Nationals trailed 8-6 entering the ninth but needed just four pitches by reliever Miguel Castro (1-1) to take the lead. Garcia hit the first pitch for a double and then went to third on a single by Keibert Ruiz. Meneses, who finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs, followed with his second homer of the season, a 381-foot line drive into the left field bleachers
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered twice, scored four runs and had four RBIs and Christian Walker also homered for Arizona, which had a three-game win streak snapped. Ketel Marte went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and Dominic Fletcher also had two hits for the Diamondbacks, who lost despite garnering 11 walks from Washington pitchers
Washington took a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by Alex Call that drove in Meneses. Arizona tied it in the bottom half of the inning when Gurriel led off with a 414-foot homer down the left field line, the third straight game he has homered.
The Diamondbacks took a 3-1 lead in the fourth on Walker’s eighth home run of the season and a balk by Nationals starter Trevor Williams that allowed Gurriel to score from third
The Nationals tied it 3-3 in the fifth on an RBI groundout by Lane Thomas and an RBI single by Garcia. But Arizona answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 7-3 lead on an RBI triple by Marte and a three-run homer by Gurriel
Washington cut it to 7-5 in the seventh on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice by Ruiz followed by an RBI single Meneses.
Arizona increased its lead in the bottom of the inning on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice by Jose Herrera. The Nationals trimmed it to 8-6 in the eighth when Garrett scored on a double play, setting the stage for Meneses’ game-winner in the ninth
–Field Level Media
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