Ryan Howard, who had struck out four times, delivered a clutch RBI single, lifting the Phillies to a huge 10-inning victory. The visitors remained 1 1/2 games behind the Mets in the NL East and moved within a half-game of the Padres in the NL Wild Card race.
Tim Redding held a potent Phillies lineup in check for 6 2/3 innings, giving up just one run while striking out seven. However, the Nats managed just one run, on a throwing error by Chase Utley in the sixth inning, and squandered a golden opportunity to go ahead in the seventh.
a-Flied out for Kendrick in the 7th. b-Flied out for Gordon in the 9th. c-Singled for Nunez in the 10th. d-Singled for Myers in the 10th. 1-Ran for Burrell in the 10th. 2-Ran for Victorino in the 10th.
BATTING 2B: Rowand (44, Redding). HR: Utley (21, 1st inning off Redding, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Rollins; Utley 6; Burrell; Howard; Rowand 5; Victorino; Werth; Ruiz. RBI: Utley (100), Howard (125), Werth (48), Ruiz (53). 2-out RBI: Ruiz. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dobbs 2; Rollins; Werth 2. S: Kendrick. Team LOB: 11.