The Nationals entered Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers having lost 10 of 12, and the only two games they had won during that stretch were the two where their offense put more than four runs on the scoreboard.
They got back to hitting Monday for the third time in two weeks, and they left with an emphatic win.
Backed by four homers - including two from Michael Morse - the Nationals rolled to a 7-2 victory over the Dodgers, giving John Lannan his team-high ninth win of the season. It was Lannan's first victory since Aug. 2, and it came a day before the Nationals will add Stephen Strasburg back to their rotation.
The Nationals hit three of their four homers in the first inning, tying a team record for homers in an inning. Morse came back with a solo shot in the sixth, and the Nationals added two more runs on doubles by Rick Ankiel and Wilson Ramos.
More from the clubhouse in a little bit.