Phi 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Was 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 0 X 8
Date of game: 8/10/2013

Recap: Washington vs. Philadelphia

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Jayson Werth smacked a go-ahead two-run homer, the 1,000th hit of his career, as part of a five-run seventh inning in the Washington Nationals' 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle test of a three-game set.

Werth registered three hits and three runs scored for the Nationals, who have won two in a row since a four-game losing streak.

"When you set out playing this game, however many years ago, that was one thing, a benchmark you put on the list of things you want to accomplish," Werth said.

Tanner Roark (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win.

Phillies starter Cliff Lee fanned six, but allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while Darin Ruf belted a two-run shot for Philadelphia, which has dropped eight of its last 10 tilts.

"When you start losing and you find different ways to lose every night it becomes tough," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "You've got to fight through it."

Washington trailed 4-0 after the Phillies pushed across four runs in the second, but the Nats plated two in the fourth and another in the sixth before exploding in the seventh.

Jake Diekman (0-3) took over for Lee on the mound in the seventh and issued a leadoff walk of Steve Lombardozzi. Denard Span sacrificed Lombardozzi to second before he stole third. Ryan Zimmerman then walked and Lombardozzi scored when Bryce Harper hit into a fielder's choice.

Zach Miner replaced Diekman on the bump and served up Werth's two-run shot, a towering blast just over the wall down the left-field line to give the Nats a 6-4 edge.

Anthony Rendon's two-out single later in the frame brought home two more to make it 8-4.

Domonic Brown's solo homer in the eighth cut the gap to 8-5, but Rafael Soriano fired a scoreless ninth to notch his 29th save of the year.

Earlier, Ruf's two-run shot, a Lee squeeze bunt and a Jimmy Rollins single in the second staked Philly a 4-0 advantage. Werth's run-scoring single and Adam LaRoche's RBI groundout in the fourth trimmed the gap in half and Wilson Ramos' RBI single in the sixth made it 4-3.

Game Notes

Washington was 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position, while the Phillies finished 2-for-7 with RISP ... Werth's homer was his 17th of the year and his 1,000th career hit.

Late FG only points in Illinois State spring game

Defense dominated in the Illinois State spring football game before Sean Slattery's late 31-yard field goal lifted the Red team to a 3-0 win over the White on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Dodgers place Puig and Peralta on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and right-handed reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.