WASHINGTON (AP) — Only twice in the past 49 years has a major leaguer produced a game-ending RBI in the 13th inning on Friday the 13th.
And both times, a member of Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth's family was involved.
Werth's bases-loaded single in the 13th gave Washington a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati on that supposedly bad-luck date this week.
Back in 1963, there also was a 13-13 just like that, when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Hall of Famer Willie Stargell's triple. And who scored the winning run for Pittsburgh on that Friday the 13th after drawing a one-out walk in the 13th inning? Dick Schofield — who just so happens to be Werth's grandfather.
"It's freaky, a little. It's cool," Werth said Saturday. "I like stuff like that — the unexplainable."