WASHINGTON -- Ryan Zimmerman hit an opposite field two-run, 10th inning homer off Andrew Miller, the first runs that Miller has allowed all season, in the Washington Nationals' 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees. Miller had pitched 17 2/3 previous scoreless innings.
The Yankees have now lost six of seven and, by virtue of the Tampa Rays win Tuesday, are tied for first.
Vegas, baby: With two men on, two out and the game tied, Chasen Shreve struck out Bryce Harper in the seventh. The two are both from Vegas and are pretty close friends, having played together on travel teams and for one season in college. Shreve said prior to the game that the two planned to meet for dinner. Shreve will have some bragging rights.
Nate not great: Nathan Eovaldi was given a 6-2 lead but couldn't hold it and didn't even make it out of the fifth inning. Now it could be argued that Joe Girardi should have taken him out earlier in the fifth, but nonetheless he gave up three runs in the inning before being yanked. Eovaldi went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (all earned) on seven hits.
Worth the Bryce of Admission: The talk of baseball, Harper, nailed a solo shot off Eovaldi in the first. It was a rocket that just lined over the right field wall. Harper's 15th homer tied him with Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead. Cruz went ahead later in the night. Ian Desmond also hit a solo shot to give the Nationals an early 2-0 lead.
The Empire Strikes Back: The Yankees fought back with four runs in the fourth to take the lead. After being perfect in the initial three innings, Gio Gonzalez ran into a lot of trouble in the fourth, beginning by walking Ellsbury to lead off the frame.
Mark up another one: Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Eovaldi a four-run lead. It was Teixeira's 12th homer of the season.
Justin time: The Yankees escaped the fifth with a one-run lead as Justin Wilson relieved Eovaldi with one-out and two men on and forced Harper to ground into an inning-ending double play. Harper spiked his helmet into the ground in disgust.
Dealin': Dellin Betances pitched two scoreless innings.
On deck: The Yankees and Nats finish up this two-gamer with Adam Warren (2-2, 4.50) vs. Jordan Zimmerman (3-2, 3.66). It will wrap up this nine-game road trip.