Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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The first-place Washington Nationals. Yes, it’s much too early to take the standings all that seriously, but the Nationals are now 6-2 on the young season following a walkoff 2-1 win over the Reds last night in 13 innings. That’s the team’s best record since they moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005.

The big hero last night? The $126 million man Jayson Werth. His bases-loaded single off Reds’ closer Sean Marshall knocked in Danny Espinosa with the winning run.

Werth was jeered regularly in D.C. last year for batting just .232 with a .718 OPS, but he’s hitting .303 (10-for-33) over his first eight games. With Michael Morse shut down for the next six weeks due to a lat injury, the Nationals need Werth to look a lot more like the player they thought they were getting last winter.

Your Friday box scores:

Angels 0, Yankees 5

Cubs 9, Cardinals 5

Pirates 0, Giants 5

Rays 2, Red Sox 12

Tigers 2, White Sox 5

Mets 5, Phillies 2

Indians 8, Royals 3

Orioles 7, Blue Jays 5

Astros 4, Marlins 5 (11 innings)

Rangers 4, Twins 1

Brewers 8, Braves 10

Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 7

Athletics 4, Mariners 0

Padres 8, Dodgers 9