In one of the longer and more aggravating weeks of their season, it figured the Nationals wouldn't be able to get a win the easy way. But they got one nonetheless.
After Astros third baseman Jimmy Paredes made a diving stop on Jayson Werth's hard grounder, he threw wide to second base trying to get Michael Morse, and Ryan Zimmerman came home with the winning run as the ball skipped into right field. The Nationals beat the Astros 4-3 in 11 innings, winning for just the fourth time in their last 16 games.
Tyler Clippard, who pitched two scoreless innings to finish the game, got the victory.
More from the clubhouse in a little bit.