PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Rookie Jacob Stallings' pinch-hit single in the 11th inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over Washington 6-5 on Friday night, preventing the Nationals from clinching a postseason berth.
Pittsburgh loaded the bases with one out against Yusmiero Petit (3-5) when Francisco Cervelli doubled, Andrew McCutchen was intentionally walked and Pedro Florimon walked.
 
 Stallings' pinch single in 11th lifts Pirates over Nats 6-5
 
Sean Rodriguez struck out and Stalling, a son of University of Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings, grounded a 3-2 pitch into left field.
Pittsburgh's seventh win in nine games kept the Pirates on the fringe of the NL wild-card race.
Washington lost for the fifth time in six games. The Nationals have magic numbers of one for a playoff berth and two for an NL East title.
 

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