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Phillies Knock Off Nationals

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Phillies Knock Off Nationals

(Philadelphia, PA)  –  Carlos Ruiz singled in the winning run during the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.  Ruiz also knocked in a run in the fourth to tie the game at one.  Jimmy Rollins doubled in the tying run in the eighth for Philadelphia, which snapped a two-game skid.  Cole Hamels struck out eight in seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball, but B.J. Rosenberg picked up the win.  Jonathan Papelbon notched his 24th save.  Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 while allowing two hits and an unearned run in six frames.  Tyler Clippard took the loss.  Ryan Zimmerman lifted a solo home run for Washington, which has lost three of its last four games.