Philadelphia 5, Washington 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 45222

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Philadelphia 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 62-86 35-36 27-50 L2
Philadelphia 88-61 47-27 41-34 W6

Recap

Ryan Howard belted a two-run homer and Kyle Kendrick tossed six strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies recorded a 5-2 triumph over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

Jayson Werth and Raul Ibanez launched solo shots and Wilson Valdez added an RBI double as Philadelphia (88-61) won its sixth straight and 18th in its last 22 games.

The NL East-leading Phillies remained three games ahead of the Atlanta Braves (85-64), who recorded a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday afternoon.

Howard's blast was his 30th of the season, giving the slugger five consecutive campaigns of at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs.

The offensive explosion was enough for Kendrick (10-9), who entered the contest with four losses in his last five starts. The 26-year-old right-hander fared well in this one, allowing two runs and six hits to pick up the win.

Chad Durbin and Ryan Madson worked one scoreless inning apiece to bridge the gap to Brad Lidge, who retired the side in the ninth for his 23rd save of the season.

Ian Desmond and Michael Morse had run-scoring singles for Washington (62-86), which has dropped eight of its last 10 games.

Jordan Zimmermann (0-2) permitted five runs and nine hits in just three innings to take the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Philadelphia
Jordan Zimmermann Player Kyle Kendrick
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 6
15.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Washington   Philadelphia
Michael Morse Player Raul Ibanez
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 7 0 10 .212 22 6 2 4 0 0
Philadelphia 12 3 23 .353 19 3 5 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Washington. The Phillies have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .344 after a win and .477 after a loss.
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