Ben Zobrist beats the tag by Nats catcher Josh Bard to score in the second. (Brian Blanco/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Afforded an extra pitch in the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Gabe Kapler blasted a game-winning home run to left field. After Matt Garza allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, a trio of Rays relievers allowed just one hit the rest of the way.
BATTING 2B: Gross (6, Hanrahan), Navarro, D (8, Villone). HR: Kapler (2, 8th
inning off Villone, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Gross 2; Kapler 4; Upton, B; Pena, C; Zobrist; Navarro, D 3;
Brignac. RBI: Navarro, D (18), Gross (20), Kapler (8). 2-out RBI: Navarro,
D; Gross; Kapler. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C 2; Crawford, C; Navarro, D 2; Brignac. Team
RISP: 2-for-12. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING SB: Zobrist (8, 2nd base off Stammen/Bard),
Upton, B 2 (20, 2nd base off Stammen/Bard, 3rd base off Stammen/Bard), Crawford, C (36, 2nd base off Stammen/Bard), Brignac
(1, 2nd base off Hanrahan/Bard).