Nationals beat Phillies 5-4 on Gomes’ HBP

The Nationals were a strike away from a series loss to the Phillies in the ninth inning of Sunday’s game. Instead, they’ll send the Phillies - and their fans - home having notched two walk-off victories against Philadelphia.

They won 5-4 in the 10th inning on Sunday, with Jonny Gomes taking a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch to end the game an inning after Ian Desmond - who ducked out of the way of a potential HBP - hit a two-strike, two-out homer off Antonio Bastardo to tie the game.

Ryan Zimmerman started the 10th with a leadoff double, and after the Phillies intentionally walked Michael Morse, Jayson Werth laced a single to left to load the bases. Then, Brad Lidge plunked a pitch off Gomes’ left elbow, and after a half-second of confusion, the Nationals’ runners advanced, with Zimmerman scoring the winning run.

Sean Burnett, who pitched a scoreless 10th inning, gets the win. More from the clubhouse in a little bit.