Jayson Werth pointed toward the dugout after reaching on a walk on Saturday night in the sixth inning of his first rehab appearance. He had just completed his fourth at bat, but Werth wanted to remain in the game and run the bases.

He said he's "pressing the envelope" with his rehab assignment with the Potomac Nationals two and a half months after surgery to repair a broken left wrist he suffered May 6 against the Phillies.

As long as his wrist doesn't hurt, he's not going to be doing any further damage, Werth said.

One batter later, Werth scored from first on a three-run double and finished the night 1 for 3 with an RBI and one strikeout. He played six innings in the field with one putout.

"I'm relatively pain free," said Werth. "Still a little stiff, still need some more strength but overall I think it's in a good place to start."

Potomac eased past visiting Myrtle Beach, 9-0, at Pfitzner Stadium. The Nationals lost a combined no-hitter with one out in the ninth.