MILWAUKEE (AP) – Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers over the wall in left field to score Adam LaRoche for the Nationals fourth consecutive win.
Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless 15th for the win. Rafael Soriano pitched the 16th for his 18th save.
With one out in the 16th, LaRoche hit a sharp single that bounced off the wall in right field. Zimmerman then hit his third home run of the year to give the Nationals the lead in a game that took 5 hours, 22 minutes.
The Brewers threatened in the 13th, 14th and 15th innings, but couldn’t score.