Marlon Byrd took advantage of a start with a homer to open the game, and Alfonso Soriano tallied a two-run blast to left in the sixth inning to lead the Nationals offense. Ryan Drese was victimized by three unearned runs in the third and suffered the loss in his first start of the season.
Andy Pettitte rebounded from a rough 2006 debut to limit the Nats to three runs before leaving in the seventh. Morgan Ensberg's two-run double highlighted a three-run third, and Adam Everett followed an RBI in the fourth with a two-run single in the fifth to give Pettitte his first win of the season.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.