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Washington Nationals' Denard Span, bottom, is safe at second as Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley bobbles the throw to first on a hit by Nationals' Jayson Werth in the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Washington Nationals' Denard Span, bottom, is safe at second as Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley bobbles the throw to first on a hit by Nationals' Jayson Werth in the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

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