Power surge sends Nats past Bucs

3:58 PM, May 5, 2013   |    comments
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer to pace a three-RBI performance, and Tyler Moore added a pinch-hit three-run blast as Washington downed Pittsburgh, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game set.

Wilson Ramos added three hits, while Roger Bernadina hit safely twice and Ryan Zimmerman scored two runs for the Nationals, who took two of three in the series.

Gio Gonzalez (3-2) worked six innings for the win, allowing five hits and a pair of runs, fanning five with two walks.

Starling Marte homered and Russell Martin posted an RBI double for the Pirates, but Wandy Rodriguez (2-2) gave up three runs on six hits despite seven strikeouts in defeat.

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