Jayson Werth walked down the tunnel from the visitors’ dugout and up the staircase to the Washington Nationals clubhouse. Still in full uniform, he peeled to the right to sign an autograph rather than heading into the open door. “Come on J-Dub!” a voice bellowed from inside. “We're waiting for you!” Werth finished with the fan and marched toward blinking lights, through fog from a smoke machine and into a pile of teammates. “Turn Down For What” blared. They screamed, “Whoo!” Werth screamed back.

Werth had led the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the rare June victory worthy of a late-fall celebration. Amidst raucous fans and a distinctive chill from off the San Francisco Bay, the Nationals and Giants fought for nine tense innings, until Rafael Soriano survived a rollercoaster ninth and the Nationals sealed their ninth win in 11 games.