The Cincinnati Reds struck first in the game between them and the Washington Nationals, but by the end of four innings it was the Nationals with the upper hand. Nats catcher Wilson Ramos made it a whole new ballgame with one swing of his bat and helped deliver the 3-1 score.
Nationals starter Chien-Ming gave up a RBI single to Brandon Philips in the second inning, but it has been the only dark spot on what so far has been another positive performance from the big, Taiwanese right-hander. Wang has gone four innings giving up only one run on three hits. He sas walked three and struck out two.
It wasn't until the fourth inning when the Nationals struck big. After Danny Espinosa walked and former Reds outfielder Jonny Gomes singled, up stepped Ramos to the plate. He rocked a Dontrelle Willis pitch over the right field wall for a three-run home run. It was his 11th home run of the season.