Phillies top Nats as Lannan shuts down old team

 

John Lannan pitched eight shutout innings and Jonathan Papelbon held on to earn a shaky save as the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park Monday night.

Lannan only allowed four hits against his former team while striking out four and walking just two in the 3-2 Phillies win.

The Phillies (44-46) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when Domonic Brown reached on an infield single in the first inning, scoring Ben Revere, and Darin Ruf drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk off Nationals starter Dan Haren.

Revere was 3-for-5 on the night with two runs scored. His solid night at the plate raised his season batting average to .300.

Ryan Zimmerman had two of the Nationals’ four hits.

Papelbon surrendered two runs on sacrifice flies by Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche in the ninth inning, but held on to get his 19th save of the year.


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