H E
Was 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Date of game: 8/7/2012

Recap: Houston vs. Washington

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Danny Espinosa's RBI single in the top of the 12th inning and a game-saving grab by Roger Bernadina in the bottom half was the difference as Washington claimed a 3-2 win over Houston in the second edition of a four-game set.

Espinosa drove in Michael Morse -- who extended his hit streak to a career- best 16 games -- to give the visitors the lead, then Bernadina crashed into the padding along the wall in left center to rob Brett Wallace of a potential game-winning extra-base hit.

"It was sensational." Nationals manager Davey Johnson said about Bernadina's catch. "He disappeared and then he came out holding the glove high and I said 'This is great. Let's get out of here.'"

That catch made a winner of Drew Storen (1-0) who recorded the final two outs in the 11th, and assured Tyler Clippard of his 23rd save.

Espinosa added a two-run homer for the Nationals, who have won the first two in the series and six of seven overall.

Ben Francisco slugged a two-run homer for the Astros, losers in nine of their last 11.

"Honestly I don't think that we can worry about that," said Wallace. "You can't look at those numbers and you can't worry about what has happened in the past. We just have to keep going."

Mickey Storey (0-1) was charged with the deciding run over two relief innings.

Morse began the 12th with a double, then was moved to third on a Bernadina sacrifice bunt and scored on Espinosa's base hit to deep short.

Clippard served up a leadoff infield hit to Steve Pearce then walked Carlos Corporan with two outs. Wallace then stroked a line drive to the gap which was likely to score both runners, but Bernadina saved the day for the NL East leaders.

Francisco's two-run shot in the bottom of the first staked the home team to the lead, then Espinosa countered in the second for the visitors.

Washington's Ross Detwiler departed after seven innings, allowing three hits and two runs. His counterpart, Jordan Lyles, worked seven-plus frames and also gave up three hits and a pair of runs.

Houston failed to score despite two on in the bottom of the ninth.

Game Notes

Washington improved to 10-6 in extra innings this season, while Houston fell to 0-11...Nats outfielder Jayson Werth singled in his lone at-bat, and has reached base in each of his last 18 games dating back to April...Prior to the game, the Astros placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list, recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated pitcher Juan Abreu for assignment.

Utes and Bruins meet in Pac-12 tussle

Fresh off knocking Arizona State out of the national rankings, the eighth-ranked UCLA Bruins will face another challenge when they play host to the Utah Utes in a Pac-12 Conference clash on Saturday night.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.