It is another tight one in Philadelphia in a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies. It is games and series like these where true rivalries arise and when two teams go at each other like the Nats and Phillies do, every game has potential to be a good one. In the top of the sixth, the Nationals have the upper hand and lead 4-3.
The Nationals opened scoring in the second inning. After Chris Marrero got on base hitting a single, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos stepped to the plate with two outs facing Vance Worley. Ramos took a Worley pitch and put it into the right center field stands for a two-run home run. The look on Worley's face was classic as if he couldn't believe it.
The thrills of an early lead were not long lasting for the Nationals. In the bottom of the second starter John Lannan served up five straight singles and allowed two runs to score. Then in the third a RBI single from Raul Ibanez put the hometown Phillies ahead 3-2. Lannan so far has pitched five innings giving up three runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out three.
The Nats would put more runs up on the board in the top of the sixth when Danny Espinosa laid another two-run jack on Worley to put the Nationals on top 4-3.