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Phils lose ground
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Nationals 9, Phillies 7
Chase Utley follows the path of his third-inning RBI triple off Odalis Perez. (AP)
Slugger Ryan Howard added to his Major League lead with a pair of two-run dingers, his 38th and 39th of 2008, but the Phillies' relief corps couldn't keep the Nationals at bay and fell three games behind the Mets in the National League East.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (76-64)
Lost 1
Washington 9, Philadelphia 7   WSH
Washington (54-86)
Won 1
September 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2   7 11 0
Washington
2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 X   9 13 0
Standings thru 9/3/08  |  Recap: PHI | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Nationals stats
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .273
Utley, 2B 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 .293
Werth, CF-RF-LF 5 1 1 0 0 3 3 .278
Howard, 1B 4 2 2 4 0 1 1 .236
Burrell, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .256
  1-Golson, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Condrey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Feliz, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Coste, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .275
  c-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291
  Ruiz, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Bruntlett, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
  a-Victorino, PH-CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .281
Blanton, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Cervenak, Mi, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
  Eyre, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Stairs, RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .251
Totals 37 7 11 7 0 7 13  

a-Flied out for Bruntlett in the 6th. b-Singled for Madson in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Coste in the 8th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Stairs (12, Hanrahan).
3B: Utley (4, Perez, O).
HR: Howard 2 (39, 1st inning off Perez, O, 1 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Estrada, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Howard 8; Victorino; Rollins 2; Burrell 2; Cervenak, Mi; Stairs 2; Werth; Utley 3.
RBI: Howard 4 (119), Utley 2 (90), Stairs (45).
2-out RBI: Howard 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howard; Dobbs.
SF: Utley.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Golson (1, 2nd base off Rivera, S/Nieves).

 
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bonifacio, 2B 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 .256
Guzman, C, SS 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 .311
Zimmerman, 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 .283
Milledge, CF 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .263
Dukes, RF 4 0 1 1 1 2 4 .271
Casto, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .203
  1-Orr, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224
  Boone, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Nieves, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246
Bernadina, LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .133
Perez, O, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156
  Estrada, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Colome, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Langerhans, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
  Hinckley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Shell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Belliard, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .280
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 9 13 9 4 9 14  

a-Struck out for Colome in the 6th. b-Singled for Rivera, S in the 8th.
1-Ran for Casto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (20, Blanton), Bonifacio (5, Blanton), Dukes (13, Blanton), Guzman, C (33, Romero, J).
HR: Zimmerman (11, 7th inning off Durbin, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Zimmerman 6; Belliard; Guzman, C 4; Bonifacio 2; Dukes 2; Milledge 2; Bernadina; Casto 2.
RBI: Zimmerman 2 (42), Casto (11), Milledge (53), Dukes (30), Belliard (46), Guzman, C 3 (45).
2-out RBI: Casto; Zimmerman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nieves; Guzman, C; Casto 2; Dukes.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Dukes (13, 2nd base off Madson/Coste), Bernadina (1, 3rd base off Romero, J/Ruiz).

 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton 4.0 6 4 4 3 2 0 4.79
Madson 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.44
Eyre, S (H, 6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.05
Durbin (BS, 6)(L, 5-4) 0.2 5 4 4 0 1 1 2.69
Romero, J 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.36
Condrey 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.43
 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O 5.0 4 3 3 0 5 1 4.19
Estrada (BS, 1) 0.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 7.11
Colome 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.78
Hinckley 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shell 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.03
Rivera, S (W, 5-5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.52
Hanrahan 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 3.71

Blanton pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.
Romero, J pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Estrada pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Durbin, Perez, O.
HBP: Utley (by Perez, O).
Pitches-strikes: Blanton 84-50, Madson 32-23, Eyre, S 10-6, Durbin 25-16, Romero, J 10-4, Condrey 9-6, Perez, O 93-65, Estrada 10-6, Colome 3-3, Hinckley 9-5, Shell 5-3, Rivera, S 17-12, Hanrahan 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blanton 5-4, Madson 2-0, Eyre, S 0-1, Durbin 0-0, Romero, J 0-0, Condrey 0-1, Perez, O 4-2, Estrada 0-0, Colome 0-2, Hinckley 0-1, Shell 0-0, Rivera, S 2-1, Hanrahan 1-1.
Batters faced: Blanton 21, Madson 6, Eyre, S 2, Durbin 7, Romero, J 2, Condrey 3, Perez, O 20, Estrada 3, Colome 3, Hinckley 3, Shell 1, Rivera, S 4, Hanrahan 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Madson 3-2, Romero, J 2-2, Condrey 1-0, Colome 1-0, Shell 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:23.
Att: 23,122.
Venue: Nationals Park.
September 3, 2008
September 3, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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