Berkman, Astros nip Nationals

Berkman, Astros nip Nationals

Lance Berkman's walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros over the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Tuesday night.

Houston cashed as -120 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 8.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Berkman finished 3-for-5 with five runs batted in for the Astros, as Wilton Lopez picked up the win in relief of Brett Myers for Houston.

Nyjer Morgan went 2-for-5 with an RBI for Washington, while Matt Capps took the loss after allowing Berkman's single in the bottom of the ninth.