Clearwater, FL (Sports Network) - Roy Halladay tossed four shutout innings and Laynce Nix had a two-run single as the Philadelphia Phillies downed the Washington Nationals, 6-3, on Wednesday.
Recording his second win in three starts, Halladay allowed just two hits and struck out two to outduel Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, who took the loss after giving up two runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. Strasburg did strike out six batters, however.
Ryan Howard recorded his 11th RBI of the spring, Josh Fields hit a solo homer and Michael Young and Joe Mather each plated a run for the Phillies in the win.
Anthony Rendon had a solo homer for Washington, which also received a run scoring double from Micah Owings and saw Carlos Rivero go 2-for-2 with an RBI.