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      Saturday
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      Sunday
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      Nationals vs. Cardinals: Jayson Werth's walkoff homer in 9th lifts Nats past Cardinals

      Jayson Werth's walk-off homer won the game for Washington and forced a Game 5. (Photo: Associated Press

      WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer Thursday night extended their surprising season.

      Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn's 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series.

      As he circled the bases, Werth raised his right index finger in a "No. 1" gesture, while the announced crowd of 44,392 roared with delight.

      The best-of-five series will end Friday night in Washington, with the winner advancing to face the San Francisco Giants in the NL championship series.