WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — A somber feel encompassed the game between National League East rivals on Tuesday.
Patrick Corbin wanted to pitch one day after the death of his close friend. In doing so he honored Tyler Skaggs and lifted his Washington Nationals teammates.
Corbin pitched seven strong innings on an emotional night, Trea Turner doubled home the winning run in the ninth and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-2.
“Yea, it’s been hard. I’ve just been thinking of Tyler, his wife Carli, his family. You can’t believe he’s gone,” an emotional Corbin said after the game.