Reynaldo Lopez throws a 7 inning gem to save the bullpen: Postgame

The Nationals had a 1:15 minute rain delay tonight, but that did not affect Reynaldo Lopez who struck out 11 batters in his outing tonight where he went 7 innings with only 1 earned run tonight on his way to earn his 2nd big league win.

The Nationals clung to a 3-2 lead until the top of the 8th innings where they exploded for 5 runs that began with a swinging bunt single and followed by walks, HBP, and a single.

Jayson Werth continued his on-base streak with his 46th consecutive game, and tonight it came on 2 hits.

The Nats accumulated only 6 hits tonight to go with 7 walks and a HBP.

With this win the Nationals widened their lead in the NL East to 9 1/2 games over the Marlins.

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