Jayson Werth had been out a week with a shoulder injury before coming off the bench to make key plays in a Nats' victory.
A pitchers' duel, a blown save, and two separate comebacks highlighted Washington's extra-innings win on Sunday. Get the details here via CSN's Chase Hughes.
Matt Thornton is a veteran of the majors, but has pitched only four games in the NL. So far, that has worked to his advantage.
Today the Nationals look for a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates and a season-high, 6-game winning streak with Doug Fister (12-3, 2.34) on the mound in a rare 5:05 p.m. game.