Washington Nationals second baseman, Daniel Murphy, homers in the third inning off of Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher, VINCE VELASQUEZ, giving the Nationals a 4-0 lead. MURPHY went 2 for 4 leading the Nationals to a 7-6 victory in the Phillies Home Opener at Citizens National Bank Park.
Washington Nationals defeat Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 in Phillies home opener.
These 10 selected images from the Philadelphia Phillies home opener won by the Washington Nationals 7-6. The Nationals jumped off to an early 7-0 lead on the strength of strong pitching by Max Scherzer, last year’s National League Cy Young winner and power hitting by Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, and Jason Werth, each of whom hit home runs. The Phillies fought valiantly, and in the 9th inning came within one run of tying the game, based on a two run home run by Freddy Galvis.