The Nationals trailed 6-2 in the bottom of the seventh, when they surged for six runs, four of them coming with two outs, to take an 8-6 lead on the Cardinals. Laynce Nix drove in the go-ahead run with a walk at the end of an 11-pitch at-bat, during which he fouled off six of seven pitches. Things started when Ryan Zimmerman - who'd struck out and grounded into a double play in his first three at-bats - shot a double down the right field line to score Jayson Werth.
The victory gives the Nationals their fourth straight win, which ties their season high.
Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect eighth, and Drew Storen, after walking Ryan Theriot and intentionally walking Albert Pujols, got a comebacker to the mound off Lance Berkman for the final out.
Plenty more from the clubhouse in a while.