It was an unconventional way to win a game but the Washington Nationals will surely take it.

After erasing a ninth-inning deficit for the second time in three days, the Nationals loaded the bases in the 10th against Philadelphia's Brad Lidge (0-1), who allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base.

Ryan Zimmerman, the hero from Friday night with a walkoff grand slam, doubled to start the frame and Jayson Werth singled after Lidge intentionally walked Michael Morse. The veteran reliever struck out Danny Espinosa before hitting Jonny Gomes with a pitch on the left elbow, sending the Nationals to a 5-4 win.