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Another Walk Off Win for Washington Nationals

laRocheThe Washington Nationals are playing the best baseball in the majors right now, as they won their seventh straight game thanks to a walk-off home run by Adam LaRoche.

The walk off home run was the third straight game the Nationals have won with a walk off hit. Matt Williams the Nationals manager said the last time he took part in three straight walk off wins was when he played with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

This time it was the Diamondbacks on the losing end of the walk off.

Adam LaRoche hit a solo game winning home run in the 11th inning with two outs to give the Nationals their 7th straight win and extend their lead in the National League East to six games over the Atlanta Braves.

After hitting a 3-1 pitch into his team’s bullpen and rounding the bases, LaRoche was met at home plate by his teammates who mobbed him.

Craig Stammen won the game in relief to improve to 3-4 after working himself out of a no outs bases loaded jam during the top of the 11th.

Arizona had tied the game 4-4 in the ninth when David Peralta hit a solo shot off the Nationals’ Tyler Clippard.

Washington had trailed entering the bottom half of the eighth 3-2, but scored two runs on an Anthony Rendon triple that scored Denard Span and Jayson Werth scored Rendon via a sacrifice fly.

Ender Inciarte of the Diamondbacks extending his current hitting streak to 18 games, while teammate Miguel Montero has three hits on the night.

The Nationals besides winning 7 straight have won 8 of their past 10 overall and now own the best record in the National League.

Washington will play three more games against Arizona at home. The Nats will then host San Francisco before going on the road to face Philadelphia, Seattle and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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