Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Ruiz clubbed a three-run home run
to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals
in the opener of a three-game series.
Darin Ruf and Domonic Brown also went deep for the Phils, who ended a two-
game skid and won for the fifth time in seven games.
Cole Hamels (16-6) did enough to snag the victory, allowing seven hits and
three runs with six strikeouts over five innings. Jonathan Papelbon turned in
a scoreless final frame for his 37th save.
Kurt Suzuki, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman drove in a run each for the
Nationals, who have lost four of seven and saw their magic number to
clinch the NL East remain at five. Atlanta staged a late rally to beat Miami
Ross Detwiler (10-7) also worked five full frames, but served up five runs and
as many hits with three walks.
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