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Zimmerman has a knack for the walk-off home run

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman isn’t the player he once was, but he still has a flair for the dramatic.

Zimmerman’s walk-off home run gave the Nationals an exciting win over the New York Yankees and put the Nationals into a first-place tie with the New York Mets in the National League East.

It was the 10th walk-off home run of Zimmerman’s career and moved him into elite company among some notable National Leaguers.

Zimmerman’s 10 walk-off home runs over the past 10 seasons are three more than any other player in the majors in that span. In fact, he has as many walk-off home runs over the last 10 seasons as the Royals do.

Zimmerman hit only .205 in his first 22 games this season, but he has been better of late, hitting .292 with three home runs and 19 RBIs in his past 18 games. The Nationals are 14-4 in those games.

It also marked the first runs scored this season against Yankees reliever Andrew Miller. Zimmerman hasn’t faced Miller recently (this was their first clash in the regular season since 2012), but he has had success against Miller in the past. Zimmerman is now 5-for-12 with two home runs against Miller in his career.