Final: Nationals 8, Dodgers 5 (14 innings)

LOS ANGELES -The Dodgers blew a two-run lead in a ninth, squandered dual bases-loaded situations in additional innings though scoring though were down to their final out twice before fluctuating a diversion usually to finally lose, 8-5, to a Washington Nationals in 14 innings Wednesday afternoon.

The diversion was a longest of a deteriorate for a Dodgers and during 5 hours, 34 mins it was a eighth-longest in authorization history.

The Nationals took dual of 3 from a Dodgers in a series. But a Dodgers’ lead in a NL West remained dual games. The second-place San Francisco Giants also mislaid Wednesday.

Rookie right-hander Carlos Frias done his initial major-league start and threw 6 scoreless innings, permitting usually 3 hits while distinguished out 4 and removing 9 ground-ball outs.

Frias was in difficulty usually once. The Nationals got dual of their hits in a second inning and had runners during initial and third with dual outs. But their pitcher, Jordan Zimmermann, was adult and bounced into an inning-ending forceout.

Frias authorised usually one some-more curtain after that, timid a final 10 batters he faced before a Dodgers’ bullpen took over.

Zimmermann was each bit as good for a Nationals. He late 14 of a initial 15 Dodgers batters and struck out 8 in a initial 5 innings.

He took a two-hitter into a seventh inning when Carl Crawford incited a bloop down a right-field line into a one-out double. Turner came adult opposite Zimmermann and headed to initial bottom on a 1-and-2 inside fastball, claiming that a representation had clipped his arm.

When home-plate referee Paul Schreiber called Turner back, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly challenged a call. Replay examination inspected a call and dual pitches after Turner drilled a two-run home run over a center-field fence.

The two-run lead hold adult into a ninth inning. Mattingly had called on Jansen in a eighth, looking for his fifth four-out save of a season. Instead, he got his fifth blown save of a deteriorate (in 44 save situations).

Jansen authorised a leadoff singular to Bryce Harper in a ninth, afterwards a two-run, restraining home run to pinch-hitter Adam LaRoche. Another singular by Jose Lobaton and a stolen bottom by pinch-runner Danny Espinosa put a winning run in scoring position.

After a belligerent out changed Espinosa to third with dual outs, Denard Span’s bad-hop singular by initial baseman Adrian Gonzalez scored a go-ahead run.

But a Dodgers tied it in a bottom of a inning when Werth forsaken what should have been a final out, a rupturing line expostulate into a right-field dilemma by Turner. The blunder authorised Andre Ethier to measure a restraining run from initial base.

The Dodgers installed a bases with one out in a 10th though Gonzalez and Juan Uribe struck out. They did it again in a 11th though Drew Butera popped out and Dee Gordon struck out. The Dodgers are a major-league misfortune 17 for 99 (.172) with a bases installed this season.

The Nationals had most improved fitness with it. They installed a bases with one out in a tip of a 12th and scored twice on LaRoche’s rupturing singular to left off Dodgers reliever Brandon League.

Down to their final out again in a bottom of a 12th, Uribe singled and Carl Crawford tied a game, 5-5, with a two-run home run.

The Nationals finally staid matters with 3 runs in a 14th inning opposite Kevin Correia. The winning convene started with a throwing blunder by Turner during shortstop and enclosed a travel and a furious pitch. The usually strike was a two-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera.

The detriment was Correia’s major-league high 16th this season.

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