Werth, Gonzalez lead Nationals to sweep of Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jayson Werth homered and Gio Gonzalez pitched six strong innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a three-game sweep of Philadelphia with a 2-1 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night.
 
Wilson Ramos hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to help NL East-leading Washington set a franchise record with its ninth straight victory over the Phillies. The Nationals remained nine games in front of the second-place Mets, who beat Miami 5-2.
 
Freddy Galvis homered for Philadelphia, which has lost seven of nine. The Phillies have dropped eight of their last nine games at home to Washington.
 
Gonzalez (10-9) gave up one run and two hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
 
Adam Morgan (1-9) lost his ninth straight despite arguably one of his best outings of the season.
 
The game was played through a persistent drizzle.


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