The game started off with Gio Gonzalez walking the lead-off man in a 3-2 count then gave up a double to Votto and hit Phillips to load the bases. The next batter batter hit into a doubleplay scoring 1 run. That would be the only run Gio would give up until the 6th inning with a 13-1 lead, Gio gave back 3 runs for what held as a 13-4 Nats win. Unfortunately Gio raised his ERA because of that 6th inning meltdown to 4.81.
The offensive star was Danny Espinosa who stole the spotlight from Ryan Zimmerman who clubbed a 1st inning 3-run blast. Espinosa hit 2 HRs and one was a Grand Slam and the other was a 3-run HR and ran his OPS up to .787 and 41 RBIs on the season.
All Nats position players who started the game had at least 1 hit except Michael Taylor who did start the Nats offense with a leadoff walk in the 1st inning.
This win extended the Nationals win streak to 5 in a row.