Washington Nationals starting pitcher, MAX SCHERZER, 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner, strikes out Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Howie Kendrick in the sixth inning. Scherzer, makiing his first start of the year, pitched 6 2/3rd innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and walking 2 , leading the Nationals to a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the Phillies Home opener at Citizens 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.