Nats drop 2nd straight game

Nats' starting pitcher Jason Marquis ties his shoe after Phillies' Raul Ibanez hit a solo home run in the fifth inning (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-4 Wednesday night. Jason Marquis (3-1) took the loss for Washington after allowing six earned runs in just over 5 innings.

Unlike Marquis, Phillies starter Vance Worley was very sharp. Worley allowed only one run and 4 hits in six innings while striking out a career high seven batters.

Philadelphia outfielder Raul Ibanez had three hits, including a solo home run to pace the Phillies offense. Nats second baseman Danny Espinosa had the lone highlight for Washington, hitting a 3-run home run in the 9th inning.