Phils Nick Nats 8-7 on Bases- Loaded Walk

Werth draws pass from Colome to drive in winning run
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2008 6:41 PM CDT
Washington Nationals closing pitcher Jesus Colome walks off the field after walking in Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins for the game-winning run in the 10th inning of a baseball game Thursday, April...   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Jesus Colome walked Jayson Werth to force in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Philadelphia Phillies an 8-7 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The defending NL East champions overcame a 5-0, first-inning deficit to avoid opening the season with a three-game sweep at home for the third straight year.  

Jimmy Rollins reached on an infield single to start the bottom of the 10th against Colome (0-1). The reigning NL MVP never hesitated rounding second base and advanced all the way to third on Shane Victorino's perfect sacrifice. After Chase Utley and Ryan Howard were intentionally walked to load the bases, Werth walked on four pitches to end it.