Nationals defang Diamondbacks

May 2, the Nats played the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Nats were leading in the third inning, but starting pitcher Edwin Jackson gave up two runs in the fourth. Bryce Harper, the Nats’ 19-year-old rookie left fielder, hit a standup double to bring runners home.

After that, Jackson squandered the 3-2 lead in the sixth. The D-backs scored two runs and it was looking like we might lose this one.

In the ninth, Ian Desmond stepped up to bat with a man on second. His walk-off homer soared over left center field giving the Nats the 5-4 win to end a five-game slide.

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