Shawn Hill fell to 4-5, giving up six runs on eight hits. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
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).
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