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Throughout the Washington Nationals' magical postseason run in 2019 en route to their first World Series title, the team sported its lucky blue jerseys. 

After a rough 1-4 start to begin the 2020 shortened season, the Nats brought out the blue tops for the first time in 2020 on Wednesday, their first "road" game of the year (despite playing in Nationals Park). 

Both Washington ace Max Scherzer and Blue Jays right-hander Nate Pearson put on a show, combining to allow just five hits. Both clubs' bullpens pitched exceptionally well, too, as the game went into extra innings with a scoreless tie.

Once the 10th inning began, Washington's bats finally came alive. The Nationals exploded for four runs in the top half of the inning, highlighted by a bases-clearing three-run triple by infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera.

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Tanner Rainey would hold the Blue Jays scoreless in the bottom half of the inning, as Washington earned their second win in 2020. Hey, the Nationals' first experience with the new extra innings rule worked out in Washington's favor.

After the game, the Nationals official Twitter account posted a video of the team's high-five line (or in this case, booty-bump line). In the tweet, the Nats specifically pointed out the blue jerseys were a key component of Washington's victory tonight (and they were probably only half-joking).

 

Dating back to last season, Tuesday was Washington's ninth straight victory on the road. 

For Michael Jordan, it had to be the shoes. For the Nationals, it's gotta be the blue jerseys.

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