A trio of homers -- Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins -- along with a solid start by Adam Eaton gave the Phillies their eighth win in nine games. With the victory over the Nats, the Phils kept pace with the Mets in the NL East.
In a week that started so promising, the Nats dropped their third straight game, second in a row to the Phillies. Not even a brief early lead could help Shawn Hill, who gave up three homers, in his 4 2/3 innings of work.
a-Walked for Dobbs in the 6th. b-Walked for Gordon in the 9th. 1-Ran for Laforest in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Howard (26, Hill). HR: Howard (42, 2nd inning off Hill, 0 on, 0 out), Burrell (29, 3rd inning off Hill, 1 on, 1 out), Rollins (29, 5th inning off Hill, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Rollins 5; Utley 2; Burrell 4; Howard 8; Nunez. RBI: Howard 2 (124), Utley (99), Burrell 2 (93), Rollins (90). 2-out RBI: Howard. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand; Rollins. GIDP: Rowand 2; Ruiz. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Nunez (2, 2nd base off Ayala/Flores).
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.