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Jayson Werth homers twice as Nationals bust out with 17 runs

May 20, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

Jayson Werth, Jerry Hairston AP

The Nationals, who hadn’t scored over eight runs in any of their 43 games this season, more than doubled that total Friday in a 17-5 win over the Orioles.

Five different Nationals homered, with Jayson Werth connecting on two for his first multihomer game as a Nat.

Also going deep were Danny Espinosa, Roger Bernadina, Wilson Ramos and Laynce Nix.  Espinosa’s homer was a three-run shot and he drove in five runs in all.

Ramos, who had never scored more than twice in any of his previous 51 games as a major leaguer, became the first player this season to score five runs in a game.

The 17 runs is the most the Nationals have scored since moving from Montreal and the franchise’s high game since 2004.

  1. aschwartz2011 - May 21, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    That is only 5 runs less than the Nationals have scored in Livan Hernandez’s last 10 games. And if you take out April 12th and 17th that is 9 runs MORE than the team has scored in his last 8 games. And it is 16 runs MORE then they scored in his last 4 games.

    • natstowngreg - May 21, 2011 at 7:58 AM

      With the world ending today, I just wanted to see the Nats score one more run.

      Good news: They did, and then some. Even better, scoring their last runs off Peter Angelos’ team.

      Bad news: The Nats scoring 17 runs is proof of the Apocalypse. So much for worrying about what to give my niece for her wedding.

  2. vicksprman - May 21, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Good for Jayson, the NL east is shaping up to be a real beast!!!

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