THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals got home runs from Adam Dunn, Josh Willingham, Elijah Dukes and even Alberto Gonzalez en route to an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies before an announced crowd of 20,494 at Nationals Park.

Winning pitcher Shairon Martis went 6.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout. Martis, the 22-year old rookie, delivered a solid performance, keeping the Phillies off-balance with an assortment of off-speed pitches.

Michael Hinckley, Joe Beimel and Joel Hanrahan went 2.2 hitless innings with no walks and two strikeouts.

Anderson Hernandez, Nick Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman all had multi-hit games at the top of the order for the Nats.

THE TAKEAWAY: This team is going to score some runs, but Alberto Gonzalez? That was the shortest home run we'll see all year.

All is takes is a little pitching. Don't things look much better now?

THE GOOD: Shairon Martis. He had the longest outing of any starter so far. Just five hits and two walks in six and a third.

THE BAD: Just about the only non-contributor to the offense was Jesus Flores, who went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

THE UGLY: Phillies pitcher Jack Taschner. Called upon to keep things close, he instead poured gas on the fire. One inning, four earned on four hits and two walks with two homers. More please!

NEXT GAME: Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Florida Marlins. John Lannan (0-2, 10.00) faces Ricky Nolasco (1-1, 7.36).

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