The Nationals have won six straight, their best stretch of 2014. This week they should get Jayson Werth fully back, as well.
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.