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Detwiler Stifles Phils Offense In Shutout

Nationals 3, Phillies 0
WP – Ross Detwiler (6-4, 3.02)
LP – Cole Hamels (11-6, 3.34)
SV – Tyler Clippard (21)

WASHINGTON — From the first pitch to the time he left in the seventh inning, Ross Detwiler was nothing short of masterful.

Detwiler stifled the Phillies lineup as he only allowed three hits en route to a 3-0 Nationals victory over the Phillies. The win allowed the Nationals to avoid being swept by their division rivals.

The Phillies never could seem to get anything going. Their best chance came in the third inning when Kevin Frandsen singled with one out and was followed by a Chase Utley walk to put runners at first and second.

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Schierholtz Stars In Debut; Phils Win

Phillies 3, Nationals 2
WP – Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63)
LP – Edwin Jackson (6-7, 3.57)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (23)

WASHINGTON — Nate Schierholtz expressed that he was happy to get a fresh start in Philadelphia.

Newly acquired right fielder Nate Schierholtz hits a single in the 3rd inning for the Phillies. He went 2-for-5 with a home run in his Phillies debut. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

If he plays like he did in the Phillies 3-2 win on a regular basis, his leash will be a lot longer than it was in San Francisco.

The win for the Phillies was their second straight, guaranteeing them their first series win against the first place Nationals on the season.

Schierholtz hit a solo home run in the 5th inning that turned into the game-winner. It was his first blast in a Phillies uniform and sixth of the season.

Schierholtz finished the game with two hits while hitting in the two-hole. He also made a nice sliding catch in right field, flashing the leather and the bat all in one game.

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Phils Strand Too Many; Sink Below .500

Nationals 2, Phillies 0
WP – Gio Gonzalez (6-1, 1.98)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 5.23)
SV – Sean Burnett (2)

PHILADELPHIA — The life above .500 was short-lived for the Phillies.

They fell back under .500 with their 2-0 loss to Washington, a loss that should be pitted on a pitiful display by the offense. It was also the Phillies third straight loss, following up on a six-game winning streak that got them over .500.

The bottom of the 6th inning was probably the defining inning of the game for the Phillies offense.

Placido Polanco walked and got to third on a double by Shane Victorino to start off the 6th. But a pair of base-running blunders by Polanco quickly ruined the inning.

Hunter Pence hit a sharp liner to center field that Rick Ankiel had to dive in order to catch. Polanco went halfway on the play, having to retreat. If he would have tagged he could have scored regardless if the ball was caught.

Carlos Ruiz followed up with a hard hit ground ball to first base. Polanco broke on the pitch right away and was gunned out at the plate by first baseman Adam LaRoche.

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