Netting collapses, Phils beat Nats; Voth HBP, broken nose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a bizarre scene, stadium workers using tractors scrambled to hoist the protective netting behind home plate after it suddenly collapsed Sunday, interrupting the Philadelphia Phillies’ 12-6 win over the Washington Nationals. Several innings after Washington pitcher Austin Voth suffered a broken nose when he was hit trying to bunt and plate umpire Brian O’Nora was forced to leave after being struck in the mask by a foul tip, a most unusual situation developed. In the eighth, the netting behind home plate and over the third base dugout at Citizens Bank Park sagged towards the field without warning. No one appeared to be hurt in the mishap. The game was delayed 20 minutes while the problem was fixed.