Nationals Edge Braves in 13th

Katherine Frey/Washington Post

The Washington area has waited a long time for pennant-race baseball deep in the summer. Then the opening game of the biggest series of the season to date for the Washington Nationals was delayed for nearly an hour by rain Monday night. And then the showdown with the Atlanta Braves turned into an exhausting, 13-inning game that felt like it didn’t want to end.

But at last, the Nationals pulled out a 5-4 walkoff win at Nationals Park when pinch hitter Chad Tracy chopped an infield single that second baseman Dan Uggla didn’t handle. Danny Espinosa, running on contact, scored from third base.

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