5 years ago

Jayson Werth blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth Thursday to force a Game 5 in the NLDS against the Cardinals.

Werth led off the frame and had an epic battle with the Cards' Lance Lynn, fouling off numerous pitches before depositing the 14th offering into the left-field bullpen. It was only the Nationals' third hit of the night, with an Adam LaRoche solo bomb getting the scoring started earlier in the game. The longball was Werth's first since September 8.