Indians rally for 3 in 9th to stun Nationals 7-6

Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy (20) throws to first after forcing out Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall (8) at second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Cleveland. Rajai Davis was out at first. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington's drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday night in a matchup of two first-place teams with sights on October.

Down two runs and three outs from their losing streak reaching a season-high four games, the Indians rallied against Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon (2-4), who did not get an out before he was pulled by manager Dusty Baker.

With the bases loaded, Lindor fisted his base hit into right field and danced his way up the first-base line as the Indians celebrated an improbable victory.

Bryan Shaw (2-4) got two outs in the ninth and picked up the win as Cleveland won its first home game since July 10.