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Top Five: Comebacks for the Nationals

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Where does the Nationals' victory Sunday in Milwaukee, their 24th in come-from-behind fashion, rank among their best this year? Here are five others to consider:

5. Nats 3, Astros 2 (April 8) » Three walks, a single by Ryan Zimmerman and a go-ahead sacrifice fly by Wilson Ramos fueled a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning.

4. Nats 5, Mets 4 (July 17) » After Tyler Clippard blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth, Danny Espinosa sent it to extra innings with a two-out single. In the 10th, Bryce Harper drove in the tying run with a triple. Later Ryan Zimmerman scampered home on a wild pitch.

3. Nats 7, Mets 6 (June 5) » The Nats came back three times, scoring one in the bottom of the eighth to tie it, one in the 10th to extend it and two in the 12th to win it. Ian Desmond was in the middle of all three rallies, and Harper topped it off with the game-winning single.

2. Nats 7, Cubs 4 (April 7) »

The Nats set the tone for their rallying ways with one of their most improbable comebacks, scoring five in the eighth after Kerry Wood retired the first two batters. Espinosa triggered it with a solo home run. Later Chad Tracy hit the go-ahead two-run single.

1. Nats 5, Diamondbacks 4 (May 2) » Two dramatic hits in the bottom of the ninth made this one memorable: Harper tattooed the wall in right for a leadoff double in his second game in Nationals Park, and Desmond hit a walk-off home run to left-center two outs later.

- Kevin Dunleavy

kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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