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The Nationals won their longest regular-season game in franchise history thanks to a late-game blunder by the Twins and a big fly from Chris Heisey.

By SI Wire
April 24, 2016

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The Nationals won their longest regular-season game in franchise history thanks to a late-game blunder by the Twins and a big fly from Chris Heisey.

Down to their last out in the 15th, the Nationals tied the game at 5–5 on a throwing error from catcher John Ryan Murphy, who fielded a bunt from pitcher Oliver Perez and airmailed the ball to first.

WATCH: Bryce Harper ties game with pinch-hit homer

One inning later, Heisey walked it off in the 16th, hitting the latest walk-off homer in Nationals/Expos history.

The game took five hours and 56 minutes, and helped the Nationals out to a league-best 14–4 start.

– Kenny Ducey

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