PHILADELPHIA-On Monday night, Andrew McCutchen hit a three-point home run at the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 victory over the sinking Washington Nationals.
Rhys Hoskins also hit a three-point home run for the second-ranked Phillies, who trailed the New York Mets 3 1/2 games in the NL East.
Jean Segura doubled the lead in the ninth game against Brad Hand (5-5). After JT Realmuto was out, Bryce Harper was gone. McCutchen drove the next court, a 92 mph sinker, to the opposite court and over the wall on the right.
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Archie Bradley (5-1) allowed to run to the top of the ninth place, but won.
Josh Bell doubled the Nationals and won in two games. The Nationals have lost five consecutive games and 11 of 14 games.
After missing on July 4 due to an inflamed right elbow, Joe Rose pitched five innings without scoring, made three hits in four strikeouts and two walks, and returned to the Washington rotation.
Spencer Howard easily passed three innings of a batting without scoring, and then ran into trouble in the fourth inning. Bell made up for his mistake in the first game, when his lazy play at first base allowed Realmuto to play singles in the infield, returning home triple the first round.
Josh Harrison followed closely with his own three-pointer and Geraldo Parra’s RBI singles ended Howard’s night 3-0. Another RBI single by Victor Robles gave the Nationals a four-point lead and finished the game for 24-year-old rookie Howard. Howard gave up four points in 6 hits and two strikeouts. , And did not walk in the 3 2/3 innings.
Howard had a blister on his left middle finger.
The Phillies led 4-3 in Game 6 against lefty Austin Worth. Harper led with a singles, McCutcheon doubled, and Hoskins hit the ball to the left with a score of 1-2 in his 22nd home run.
Philadelphia had a good chance to score in the eighth inning. The first and second place players had two outs, but Daniel Hudson defeated flanker Alec Bohm to keep the Nationals in the lead.
Washington went on in the ninth game on Bell’s grounder.
Nationals: Manager Dave Martinez has no update on RHP Stephen Strasbourg (RHP) who visited experts on Monday. Strasbourg has not pitched since June 1, and his neck felt unwell after 27 pitches on July 21.
Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin will miss another game due to tendinitis in the right knee. The last time Evelyn pitched was on July 16, he was deemed unprepared after throwing a bullpen on Sunday. … the right-hand rescuer Serentoni Dominguez, who was absent after Tommy John’s surgery last season, plans to conduct rehabilitation next week. If all goes well, he may return to the major leagues in late August or September. .
Washington RHP Eric Feder (4-7, 4.88 ERA) played against Phillies LHP Matt Moore (0-2, 5.79) in the second of the four games on Tuesday night.
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