A pair of errors in extra innings eventually led to the Astros' downfall on Monday night as they lost the series opener against the Washington Nationals, 5-4. After the game, Nationals manager Davey Johnson told the media that everything that could go wrong for the team on Monday night did, but they still managed to win.
Johnson said the Nationals bent, but didn't break - which is true. They were also playing the Astros, Major League Baseball's worst team at the moment and near future.
Kurt Suzuki's bunt attempt in the 11th inning led to a collision between Brett Wallace and Wilton Lopez, which preceded Wallace's miscue to first base. Then, Brian Bogusevic with that rocket arm of his, overthrew home plate to allow Roger Bernadina to score the game winning run.
It was a gutty performance for the Astros until the tail end.
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