The Nationals extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games Monday with a 5-4 victory against the Diamondbacks, their third walk-off win in a row after Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning home run in the 11th inning.
Washington's third straight walk-off win tied a franchise record set by the Expos on July 26-28, 1988. The Nationals also became just the second team in the majors to accomplish that feat this season, joining the Rays, who did so May 22-24.
Even more impressive than that is the fact that LaRoche's home run Monday was the first-ever walk-off home run of his career.
He entered the game with 235 career regular-season home runs, the second-most among players who never hit a walk-off homer. Only Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira has more with 361 career home runs.
"[It's] nice to get my first one -- it took me long enough," the 34-year-old told reporters. "I got every bit of it, I did. Just a crazy few days. I don't know how we've gotten these walk-off situations the last few days, but we have and have been able to grind back."
LaRoche is hitting .306 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in August.
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