Heath Bell was on the mound ready for the bottom of the ninth when the squall started Saturday. He had yet to throw a pitch. Two hours and 33 minutes later the conditions really deteriorated – for the Marlins anyway.

With Steve Cishek unavailable, the Marlins called on Bell to preserve a one-run lead. He got his shot at save No. 20 after the lengthy rain delay, but instead departed with blown save No. 7. Jayson Werth's solo homer tied it, and the Nationals scored the game-winner in the 10th off Chad Gaudin for the 7-6 victory.

"Like always," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It gets frustrating and embarrassing and tired of losing games day in and day out the way we lose game. We battle back all day, wait for three hours. Lose a game like that, that doesn't hurt. It [upsets] you. You feel like you wasted a day of your life at the ballpark.