The Diamondbacks and Nationals had a tight game going with a 2-2 tie until Wilson Ramos busted open the game with a long 3-run HR in the 5th inning off of the starter Robbie Ray.
Tanner Roark pitched a decent game giving up 3 runs over 6 1/3 innings of work. The defense behind him was very good all night. The bullpen was a little shaky after Blake Treinen got 2 quick outs to finish off the 7th inning. Shawn Kelley took the 8th inning and loaded the bases, but did not allow any runs to score. Matt Belisle gave up one run in the 9th to make the final score 10-4.
The Nationals offense was led by Wilson Ramos, Jayson Werth, and Wilmer Difo, and the rest of his teammates who came up big except for Danny Espinosa who was a hard luck 0-5.
The highlights video can be seen here. The Nationals improve on this road trip to 5-3 with the final game of the road trip tomorrow. The Nats have already clinched a series win with tonight’s win in Arizona, and the Nats will go for a sweep tomorrow.