Lannan looks strong as Nationals top Astros
John Lannan allowed two runs and two hits over five innings and
the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 7-4
Roger Bernadina homered for the second consecutive day for the
Nationals, this one a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He also
singled in three at-bats. Washington catcher Wilson Ramos and first
baseman Chad Tracy both had two hits and an RBI.
Lannan was named the Nationals fifth starter on Monday with
Chien-Ming Wang expected to start the season on the disabled list.
He struck out five.
Chris Johnson hit his fourth home run of the spring for the
Astros, a solo shot off of Lannan. Brandon Barnes had two hits and
also hit a home run for Houston.