WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-hitter Rhys Hoskins took a home forward in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Saturday to register their 15th win in 17 games.
The Phillies have a season-high five games of over .500 and 14-2 since the sacking of former manager Joe Girardi on June 3.
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The last-placed Nationals lost on the day they retired organizational veteran Ryan Zimmerman’s No. 11 in front of a sales crowd of 42,730.
Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola made eight shutout innings for the second time in three starts. He allowed four hits and dismissed eight.
Washington starter Josiah Gray bowled a hit ball for six scoreless innings.
In Washington ninth, pinch-hitter Len Thomas had a two-out single from Brad Hand (2-1) on a 2-2 slider who scored with a tying to Juan Soto.
Hoskins hit Reed Garrett (0-1) in the middle and automatic runner Matt Weirling scored from second. Philadelphia then loaded the bases without an outside, but did not score again.
Seranthani Dominguez recorded his first save of the year, finishing 10th without a score.
Yarrow Munoz made seventh Phillies home from Erasmo Ramirez.
Gray scored four, scored three and threw a career-high 117 pitches. He retired a returning Bryson Stott with two runners on base to end his outing and got high on his way back into the dugout. Stott slams his bat after the grounder.
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Washington grounded two runners in the sixth before Nelson Cruz was out. Nola’s proficiency – 71 pitches in six innings – allowed him to stay in the game.
Phillies do a swap
Philadelphia traded RHP James Norwood to the Boston Red Sox for cash considerations. Norwood, 28, started five games and appeared in a total of 20 this season for Philadelphia. His was 8.31 Yuga.
Phillies: Off Bryce Harper (Blister) was scratched from the starting lineup. Philadelphia manager Rob Thomson said Harper’s blister was near the base of his left index finger and “blew up” on it throughout the night.
Nationals: LHP Evan Lee (left flexor strain) was placed on a 15-day disabled list on Saturday. RHP Andres Machado was recalled to the roster to replace Lee.
Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (2-4, 3.98 ERA), who has a 7.13 ERA in away games, makes his 12th start of the season.
National: RHP Jackson Tetrarault (0-1, 15.75 ERA) makes his second debut.
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