Phillies rally past Nats

 

The Phillies used a two-out, two-run rally in the eighth inning to beat the Washington Nationals, 3-2, Monday night.

Carlos Ruiz drove in the game-winning run, with Jimmy Rollins putting it in high gear to score from second to put the Phils ahead for good on the catcher’s hard single to left.

Rollins had tied the game up, 2-2, with an RBI double with two outs.

Cole Hamels was once again solid for the Phillies (63-75). He allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out eight, but took a no decision after leaving the game following the seventh inning.

The Nationals (69-68) took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth after scoring a run off Phillies relievers.

The Phillies could barely touch Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg. He also took a no decision after allowing one run on just two hits while striking out 10 over six innings.

Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 24th save of the season for the Phillies, but it wasn’t easy. The Nats had runners on the corners when Papelbon struck out the final two batters, Wilson Ramos and Anthony Rendon.


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