Philadelphia 6, Washington 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 42304

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 93-61 48-30 45-31 L1
Philadelphia 78-76 40-39 38-37 W1

Recap


Phillies 6, Nationals 3: Carlos Ruiz belted a three-run homer and Cole Hamels recorded his career-best 16th victory as host Philadelphia kept its faint postseason hopes alive by toppling Washington.

Darin Ruf belted his first career homer in his first at-bat and Domonic Brown also went deep the Phillies, who defeated the Nationals for the fourth straight time to move to remain 5 1/2 games back of St. Louis in the race for the National League's second wild card.

Rookie Bryce Harper and Kurt Suzuki both had an RBI single and scored a run. Ryan Zimmerman also had an RBI single for the Nationals, who saw their magic number remain at five for winning the division. Washington holds a four-game lead over Atlanta, which clinched a postseason berth with a 4-3 triumph over Miami on Freddie Freeman's walk-off homer.

After Ryan Howard's RBI single gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the third inning, Ruiz jumped on a belt-high fastball from Ross Detwiler (10-7) and deposited it over the wall in left-center field. The blast was Ruiz's 16th - and second in four games.

Hamels (16-6) posted his fourth straight victory and improved to 13-5 lifetime versus Washington after striking out six in five innings. Four relievers bridged the gap to Jonathan Papelbon, who retired the side in the ninth inning for his 37th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After Ruf homered, the rest of his Phillies teammates ignored him until the end of the inning. He went 2-for-3 before exiting the contest in the seventh inning. ... Philadelphia slugger Howard has 16 RBIs in his last 11 games. ... Detwiler saw his three-game winning streak come to an end after yielding five runs on as many hits in five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Philadelphia
Ross Detwiler Player Cole Hamels
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
9.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Washington   Philadelphia
Kurt Suzuki Player Darin Ruf
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 8 0 8 .235 9 11 3 1 1 0
Philadelphia 7 3 17 .226 10 7 6 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Washington. The Phillies have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .447 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .602 after a win and .607 after a loss.