WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros set a franchise record by hitting three triples in a five-run first inning, backing starter Bud Norris with a season-high 17 hits on the way to an 11-4 victory
For the third time in four series so far this season, the Nationals have an opportunity to sweep their opponents. Stop and think about that for a moment. Pretty remarkable.
Uh-oh, that's not an encouraging sight: The tarp is covering the infield here at Nationals Park, and the forecast is calling for rain showers throughout the afternoon and evening.
Brad Lidge has been through the wringer enough times over the years -- shoot, he's got 225 career saves, not to mention 44 career blown saves -- to know how to handle a little ninth-inning ral