Nationals Sweep Phillies for Fifth Curly W in a Row

The Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. The win put the Nationals two games over .500 at 74-72 and is their fifth win in a row. Washington hasn’t won five in a row since the tail end of May.

Bryce Harper got things started in the first inning with a two-run blast in the first inning for his 33rd home run of the year. Ryan Zimmerman would later add an RBI single to make it 3-0 Nats.

Zimmerman would add a home run of his own just over the outstretched glove of Odubel Herrera for his 26th career home run against the Phillies and his 13 homer this season.

In the sixth, Juan Soto hit a MOONSHOT to the second-level upper deck for his 19th home run of the year. The same home runs as his age! That was his third home run in the last two days.

Stephen Strasburg got the win to improve his career record to 11-2 over the Phillies and his season record to 8-7. He went seven innings allowing just one earned run on five hits with nine strikeouts.

The Nationals will head on a bus back to D.C. to finish off their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m. After that game, the team will head to Atlanta to begin a three-game weekend series with the Braves. Of course, that’s all weather permitting with Hurricane Florence on the horizon.

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