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Espinosa homers twice in Nats win

So far this series, Danny Espinosa has been playing the part of an All-Star.

The Nationals second baseman homered twice tonight in a 10-2 win over the Phillies. Espinosa has homered three times through the first two games of the series.

He was three-for-four with a home run and four RBIs. Espinosa also scored  two runs in the victory.

Cliff Lee had an outing to forget as he gave up five runs in the fifth inning which put the Phillies in a 5-0 hole. Lee pitched 5.1 innings and gave up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

Lee fell into a home when the Nationals loaded up the bases with one out.

Jayson Werth and Michael provided RBIs to get the scoring started in the third inning.

Then Espinosa followed with a mammoth three-run home run to make it 5-0. He added a solo shot in the sixth inning.

The Nationals added three runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr. provided the offense as they hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fifth inning. Brown went two-for-three for the Phillies in the loss.

Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz each went two-for-four as well.

The Phillies will send Roy Oswalt to the mound in the series finale on Wednesday in a 1:05 game.

2B: Brown (4). HR: Brown (12), Mayberry (3).

WP: Marquis (6-2). LP: Lee (4-5).



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