Philadelphia 4, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 26, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 44653

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 77-50 36-24 41-26 L4
Philadelphia 61-67 31-35 30-32 W4

Recap

Phillies 4, Nationals 1: Cliff Lee pitched seven innings of one-run ball and put host Philadelphia ahead with an RBI double, as the Phillies finished off a three-game sweep of National League East leader Washington. 

Jimmy Rollins hit his team-high 15th home run - a two-run shot to cap the three-run fifth - for Philadelphia, which has won seven of nine. Laynce Nix padded the lead with a solo shot in the sixth to make it 4-0. 

The Nationals have lost four straight for the first time since doing so from June 15-19 against the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. 

Washington was poised to put a major dent in the Phillies' 4-0 lead in the seventh, when everyone in a Nationals uniform thought Adam LaRoche had made it 4-2 with a homer to right. Instead, the ball was ruled to be in play, LaRoche was caught in a rundown between second and third for the first out, and Washington wound up with just one run. The play was reviewed and upheld.

Lee (3-7) allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings and Josh Lindblom earned his first save by recording the final five outs with three strikeouts. 

Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann (9-8) took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lee's past two wins - and two of his three this season - have come against Washington. … Former Phillies OF Jayson Werth went 1-for-4 and finished the series 2-for-11 with six strikeouts. … Nix's homer was his first against a left-handed pitcher since 2004. … Phillies OF Juan Pierre tallied his 586th career stolen base, tying Maury Wills for 19th all-time.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Philadelphia
Jordan Zimmermann Player Cliff Lee
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Washington   Philadelphia
Roger Bernadina Player Jimmy Rollins
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 8 0 12 .242 13 8 1 0 0 0
Philadelphia 8 2 15 .267 12 6 4 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .418 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Nationals have a W/L % of .623 after a win and .580 after a loss.