Making his major league debut two days after the Nationals lost Wilson Ramos for the season with a torn ACL, 23-year-old catcher Sandy Leon had to be carried off the field tonight after a severe collision at home plate. The Nationals later announced that Leon has a sprained right ankle.

In the fourth inning, Chase Headley sprinted home trying to score from second on a single. Center fielder Rick Ankiel fired to second baseman Danny Espinosa, who made the relay throw home. Leon stood in front of the plate. Headley plowed into as Espinosa's throw skipped to him on one hop.