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Sizemore carries Phillies over Nationals; Lee hurt

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Grady Sizemore went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored to help the Philadelphia Phillies take a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a four-game series.

Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee exited the game with two outs in the third inning. He appeared to hurt his elbow while throwing a pitch to Denard Span and exited the game.

He was making just his third start after spending two months on the disabled list with a left elbow strain.

Ben Revere went 4-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Chase Utley and Marlon Byrd drove in a pair for the Phillies, who dropped two of three to the Mets earlier this week. Antonio Bastardo (5-4) got the final out of the third to pick up the win.

Span drove in two runs while Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa had an RBI apiece for the Nationals, who have lost three of four. Gio Gonzalez (6-7) was tagged for five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings to drop his third straight decision.

07/31 22:47:24 ET