National League Game Summary - Washington at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, August 25th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Washington 2
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - John Mayberry homered and knocked in three
runs as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals, 4-2, in
the second of three games at Citizens Bank Park.
Chase Utley added an RBI and a run scored for the Phillies, who have won three
Roy Halladay (8-7) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking
out six over a seven-inning start. Jonathan Papelbon tossed a perfect ninth to
record his 29th save of the season.
Gio Gonzalez (16-7) surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks through
six innings to take the loss for Washington, which has dropped its last three
"Gio just had trouble getting the ball over early," Nationals manager Davey
Johnson said. "He was dominant after the first inning."
Philadelphia jumped out to an early lead in its first at-bat after Jimmy
Rollins worked a leadoff walk and came home on back-to-back singles by Kevin
Frandsen and Utley.
Frandsen and Utley advanced to second and third on Ryan Howard's grounder to
first before Mayberry plated Frandsen with an infield single on a high chopper
to short. Utley would be stranded at third, though, as Erik Kratz struck out
and Juan Pierre lined out to short.
Washington tied the game in the fifth inning after loading the bases with one
out on three straight singles by Roger Bernadina, Danny Espinosa and Kurt
Following Gonzalez's grounder to second that Utley threw home for the force
out, Steve Lombardozzi lined a base hit into center field to plate Espinosa
and Suzuki, who slid home safely just before Mayberry's throw reached the
Bryce Harper grounded out to first to end the inning and keep it a 2-2 game.
The Phillies would leave a runner on second in the home fifth before regaining
the lead in the sixth inning on Mayberry's leadoff blast into the left-field
"Leading off the inning, I just wanted to get something started, just trying
to get a good pitch to hit and put it in play hard," Mayberry said. "I was
able to get one out of there."
Halladay would then strand the tying run on third in the seventh inning before
Philadelphia added to its lead in the eighth when Utley was hit by a pitch,
stole second and third, and came home on a Mayberry sacrifice fly to right
Gonzalez had his three-start win streak snapped and fell to 2-1 in three
career starts against the Phillies ... Halladay improved to 12-2 in 18
appearances (17 starts) against the Nationals ... Philadelphia leads the
season series between the teams, 6-5.
08/25 22:51:18 ET