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.
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).
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