Final: Nationals 5 - Phillies 3
Losing Pitcher: Mike Adams (1-1) - 0.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Save: Rafael Soriano (6)
- Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning.
- Cody Asche had a good night at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double.
- Chase Utley continued his solid season going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Ryan Howard went 1-for-4 with a run scored as well.
- Carlos Ruiz was the only other Phillie to record a hit going 1-for-3.
- Cliff Lee allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
- The Phillies went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
- Tyler Moore went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.
- Jayson Werth extended his hit streak to nine games going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
- Denard Span went 1-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
- Ian Desmond went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in the eighth inning.
- Tanner Roark allowed three runs in the first inning but all were unearned. He has not allowed an earned run in three straight starts.
- The Nationals went 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base.
The Phillies get back at it Saturday against the Nationals at 7:05 pm at Citizens Bank Park. A.J. Burnett is slated to start for the Phillies.
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