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After Losing the First Two, Nationals Salvage Get-Away Game With Phils

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The Phillies defeated the Nationals on Tuesday by a 4-2 score behind a fine 8 inning pitching performance by starter and winner Brett Myers (4-2), a 3 run homer by Bobby Abreu (6 HRs) in the 4th inning and Tom Gordon’s (2-2, S15) 15th save.  Starter Tony Armas (5-3) was charged with the loss for Washington as the Phils won the 2nd game in the series.

                  Brett Myers       Bobby Abreu        Tom Gordon

However, on Wednesday, Washington salvaged the final game by a 3-2 score despite a respectable 3 run, 6 1/3 inning performance by starter and losing pitcher, Cory Lidle (4-5), solo homers by Aaron Rowand (7 HRs, .306) in the 2nd inning and David Dellucci (2 HRs) in the 5th inning and 2 2/3 air-tight shutout relief pitching by the Phils bullpen which hasn’t been scored upon in 11 1/3 innings (not including the 1 run allowed by Clay Condrey in game one when he took over for Jon Lieber who went down with a groin injury).  Starter Livan Hernandez (4-5) picked up the win for the Nationals pitching 7 innings and giving up the 2 Phillies’ homers while   Alfonso Sariano took care of all of Washington’s scoring with a 2 run homer in the 3rd inning and an RBI single in the 7th.

     Aaron Rowand      David Dellucci      Livan Hernandez     Alfonso Soriano 

The Phils now head out west for an 11 game road trip beginning with a 4 game series in LA with the Dodgers on Thursday through Sunday.

Washington heads next to Milwaukee for 3 games followed by a series with the Atlanta Braves.

For previews, scores, box scores and recaps of Wednesday’s through Friday’s games, click here, here and here.

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