MIAMI - The Nationalshave pulled within a run of the Marlins in the fourth inning, and Josh Johnson's no-hitter is over. And it all happened on a strange first homer in a Nationals uniform from Jayson Werth.
The right fielder launched a 96-mph fastball from Johnson to right field, but the ball bounced back into the field of play. Thinking it was still live, Werth hustled to third, sliding in headfirst, when third base umpire Tim Tschida told him he'd hit a homer. So Werth got up, dusted himself off and trotted the final 90 feet.
Of course, the play was reviewed, but umpires ruled it hit a metal railing behind the right field fence and bounced back into play, upholding the home run call. So it's 2-1 Marlins in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Werth's first homer with Washington was at least a memorable one.