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Jayson Werth’s trip around the bases

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Here’s the beginning of Adam Kilgore’s game story from Thursdsay’s Game 4 walk-off win with some photos from Jayson Werth’s trip around the bases. Enjoy.

The ball tore a hole in the cold October air, headed out toward the Capitol dome, gleaming white in the starless sky. Jayson Werth tossed his bat and pointed to the home dugout at Nationals Park. Red fireworks exploded behind home plate. Werth’s teammates charged out of their dugout and the raucous fans exulted, all of them warmed by the knowledge the baseball season still lived in Washington.

They all got another day. They have another game. In the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night, Werth ended a 13-pitch at-bat with a walk-off home run to lift theNationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to even the National League Division Series at two games each. Werth came to Washington two years ago vowing he could win in this city. Thursday night, he gave them the chance to play again.

Read the full story here.

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Much more

Watch Werth’s home run

Listen to Charlie Slowes call Werth’s walk-off homer

Jayson Werth’s last at-bat, pitch by pitch

Scenes from the celebration

Game 4 live blog

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.
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