Werth passes 500 RBIs for career

Werth passes 500 RBIs for career

WASHINGTON -- Jayson Werth reached and passed the 500-RBI mark on Tuesday, driving in three runs in the Nationals' 8-7 victory over the White Sox.

He went into the game with 499; his two-run homer in the sixth off Jake Peavy gave the Nats the lead for good.

Werth added an RBI single to push his total to 502.

"Most of the spring, he was feeling really good," manager Davey Johnson said. "Sometimes you go through a game here or there, but obviously his wrist, [which he injured last year], isn't bothering him, because he's crushing the ball, and that's a good sign. He's a tough out."

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.