Entering the 14th inning, the New York Yankees were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position, and Washington Nationals teen sensation was Bryce Harper was 0 for 6 at the plate.
The Yankees got off their goose egg. Harper didn't.
Mark Teixeira's two-run double to the right-field corner made the difference Saturday as the Yankees won their eighth straight game, beating the Nationals 5-3.
New York outfielder Dewayne Wise, who cut down a runner at the plate in the eighth inning to keep the game tied, said it felt as if the game ''was going to go 25 innings. I was looking at the bullpen thinking I may have to come in and throw an inning or two.''
Jayson Nix opened the 14th with an infield single, then stole second and advanced to third on Derek Jeter's single to left. Jeter's hit made the Yankees 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position, but Nix couldn't score because he had to make sure the ball made it past the infield.
After Curtis Granderson struck out, Teixeira got the Yankees up to 2 for 16 with the double off Brad Lidge (0-1). It was Teixeira's only hit on a day that started - seemingly long ago - with strikeouts in the first, third and fifth innings.
''Find a way to get it done, and that's what our guys did,'' manager Joe Girardi said. ''To be honest, I was having a hard time remembering how we got our other three runs. It was so long ago.''
Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched two innings to get the win.
Rafael Soriano earned his 12th save, but only after allowing consecutive one-out singles to Jesus Flores and Steve Lombardozzi. The game ended when Soriano got Harper to ground out, ending the rookie's 0-for-7 day that included five strikeouts.
''I thought he was really amped up,'' Washington manager Davey Johnson said. ''I've never seen him swing at balls out of the zone. He was chasing balls. He got into that mode of trying to make something happen.''