The Phillies failed to come away with a win Tuesday despite a strong start from ace Aaron Nola.
The Nationals scored five runs in the final three innings to pull out a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies fell 4 1/2 games behind the Braves for first place in the National League East with the loss.
Nola scattered two runs over seven innings and left the game with the Phillies leading 3-2.
Washington, however, began its comeback when Bryce Harper walked with nobody out in the top of the ninth. One batter later, Anthony Rendon followed with a two-run homer to put the Nationals ahead. Ryan Zimmerman added an insurance run when he scored on a throwing error later in the inning.
The lead brought to you by Tony Four Bags. pic.twitter.com/ENldTtb79S
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 29, 2018
Wilson Ramos homered off Nationals reliever Justin Miller with one out in the bottom of the frame to cut the Phillies’ deficit to a run. But Greg Holland entered and induced a double-play to secure the win.
The Nationals moved to 67-66 on the year with the win while Philadelphia fell to 70-62.
Studs of the night
Ender Inciarte went 4 for 4 with two RBIs in the Braves’ 9-5 win over the Rays.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out 11 against the Twins. Cleveland pulled out an 8-1 victory.
Duds of the night
Brewers starters Junior Guerra surrendered six runs in 1 1/3 innings on the mound against the Reds. Cincinnati came out on top 9-7.
Blue Jays infielder Aledmys Diaz went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his team’s 12-5 loss to the Orioles.
Angels right fielder Cole Calhoun made an impressive diving catch in the fourth inning against the Rockies.
Forget Superman, @KoleCalhoun just went flying in right field ? pic.twitter.com/eUkX6OjeJ0
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) August 29, 2018
Athletics (80-53) at Astros (81-51) 2:10 p.m. ET — The two top teams in the American League West will conclude their three-game series Wednesday. Houston topped Oakland 11-4 in the opener and the A’s responded with a one-run victory Tuesday. Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.44 ERA) is set to start for Oakland while Dallas Keuchel (10-10, 3.54 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros.