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Washington Nationals’ lineup for the finale with the Milwaukee Brewers

Washington and Milwaukee wrap up their three-game set in D.C. at 1:35 PM EDT this afternoon in Nationals Park.

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In the end, the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers ended up playing 5 hours and 40 minutes of baseball last night, wrapping up the second game of three in D.C. after they’d played 14 innings, trading leads numerous times and combining for 28 hits and 29 runs total in what ended up a 15-14 win for the visiting team.

So what did manager Davey Martinez take away from the marathon loss to the Brewers?

“This team is incredibly competitive,” Martinez told reporters after the Nationals’ five-game winning streak came to an end. “They don’t quit. We’re down five runs in the fourth inning, we come back, and we keep coming back, and we fell short, but man, I’m proud of these guys. They don’t quit. They’re fighting till our last out.”

It was 5-0 Brewers after three innings, 5-5 after four, 8-5 Brew Crew after five and a half, and 9-8 Nats after six, then 11-8 Nationals after seven ... and then 12-11 Milwaukee after eight and a half, and 12-12 after nine, with the Nats loading the bases with no one out in the bottom of the ninth only to leave them loaded as Josh Hader struck out three in a row.

The Brewers scored one in the 13th, and the Nationals tied it up in the bottom of the inning, 13-13, then after the visitors went up 15-13 in the top of the 14th, the Nats scored one run to only fall short in the end.

“They keep fighting,” Martinez said, “... so let’s regroup, I think we’ve got a few hours and come back later and do it again.

“The funny thing is I was joking around about the doubleheader earlier, because I saw [Max] Scherzer’s sim game, but I was here for a while, and I just saw a tripleheader.”

Now they play one more with the Brewers before heading out to Pittsburgh for three with the Pirates starting tomorrow night in PNC Park.