The Nats have a chance to take the series against Cincinnati before heading on the road for a four-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In his long-awaited Nationals Park debut, Doug Fister was right at home, tossing seven strong innings to beat the Reds.
Denard Span set the tone early for the Nationals as he and Doug Fister led Washington to a 9-2 victory over the Reds.
How much difference does a good leadoff man make? For Denard Span and the Nationals, a whole lot.
The Nationals have been struck with hard times but Mark Zuckerman has the keys for the Nats to stay in contention.