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Jayson Werth's solo home run in the bottom of the ninth forced a Game 5 in the Washington-St. Louis NLDS.
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to propel Washington to a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Cardinals, forcing a Game 5 in the National League divisional playoffs Thursday.
Werth's home run, a line drive over the left field fence, came on the 13th pitch of his at-bat, the first hitter Cardinals reliever Lance Lynn faced in the bottom of the ninth.
Lohse threw seven innings of two-hit ball for the Cardinals, striking out five and not factoring into the decision.
Ross Detwiler started for the Nationals and pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits.