The Washington Nationals completed a rally Tuesday night in a fashion the franchise hadn't seen since their days as the Montreal Expos.
Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning to the Seattle Mariners, the Nationals responded with five runs, capped by a walk-off, three-run home run by Wilson Ramos. The walk-off home run was the first of Ramos' career.
Wins When Trailing by 4+ Runs
9th or Later, Nationals Franchise History
It was the sixth time in Nationals franchise history they won a game in which they trailed by at least four runs in the ninth inning or later.
They last accomplished the feat on June 29, 1999 in a 6-5 win against the Atlanta Braves -- when they were the Montreal Expos.
The Nationals have won nine of their last 10 games and their .684 win percentage in June is third-best in baseball this season.
The walk-off win was Washington's fourth of the season, and their comeback from a five-run deficit (they trailed 5-0 entering the sixth inning) tied their largest comeback win of the season.
But it wasn’t the only walk-off win Tuesday.
It was Moreland's second straight game with a home run and the first walk-off home run by a Ranger this season. It's also the first walk-off HR by a Rangers player not named Nelson Cruz since Ian Kinsler did it on July 19, 2009.
As the Nationals and Rangers continued their winning ways of late, another team finally ended, at least in the interim, its run of futility.
Marlins interim manager Jack McKeon earned his first win since taking the reins. The 80-year-old McKeon hadn’t won a game since October 2, 2005, when Hanley Ramirez (who started fourth in the batting order for the first time in his career) was playing his second career game -- for the Red Sox.
-- Gregg Found and Nate Jones contributed to this report