Lee exited after retiring eight of the first nine hitters he
faced due to a recurrence of a left elbow strain that kept him out
for two months earlier in the season. The Philadelphia bullpen took
over from there, with six relievers - including Antonio Bastardo
(5-4), who threw two pitches to earn the win - combining to record
the final 19 outs.
Jimmy Rollins added three hits for the Phillies, while Chase Utley
and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs apiece. Denard Span had two hits
and two RBIs to pace the Nationals.
The Phillies opened the scoring with five runs in the fourth inning
against Gio Gonzalez (6-7), who did not survive the frame and
suffered his third straight loss. Sizemore's two-run double and
Revere's run-scoring single were the big hits in the frame.
Span's two-run single brought Washington within 5-3 in the fifth,
but Rollins delivered an RBI single in the sixth and scored on
Utley's sacrifice fly. Byrd contributed a two-run single in the
eighth to bump the Phillies' lead to 9-4, and Sizemore later added
an RBI hit to cap the scoring.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: The Nationals acquired INF Asdrubal Cabrera from the
Cleveland Indians earlier in the day in exchange for INF Zach Walters.
The Phillies did not make any trades before Thursday's non-waiver
deadline. ... Washington 3B/LF Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will "do
nothing" for two weeks, according to manager Matt Williams. ... The
Nationals have not hit a home run in any of their last eight games.
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