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Phillies rally previous Nationals 7-6, full sequence sweep

Andrew McCutchen drove in 4 runs and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit in opposition to the Washington Nationals to earn a 7-6 victory Thursday and a three-game sweep.

The Phillies overcame a disappointing begin from Aaron Nola and rallied in opposition to the Nationals’ bullpen for his or her sixth consecutive win. Philadelphia pulled inside 1½ video games of NL East chief Atlanta and two video games of idle Cincinnati within the race for the second NL wild card.

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Juan Soto homered and drove in 4 runs and Lane Thomas additionally went deep for Washington, which has misplaced 5 in a row and 21 of 27.

McCutchen introduced the Phillies to inside 6-Four within the eighth inning with an RBI single off Patrick Murphy, who gave up a single to Freddy Galvis two batters later and chased Andres Machado (1-1). After Rafael Marchan’s stroll loaded the bases, Nick Maton’s sharp grounder was misplayed by second baseman Luis García and two runs scored.

García hesitated on Odúbel Herrera’s potential double-play ball a batter later, getting only one out as Marchan got here round for the go-ahead run.

Sam Coonrod (2-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for the Phillies. Ian Kennedy labored the ninth for his 22nd save total and sixth with Philadelphia.

Soto, who went three for Four with a stroll, hit a two-run homer within the third and added a two-run single within the fifth as Washington constructed a 6-Zero lead.

The Phillies halved the deficit on McCutchen’s three-run double within the sixth.

Nola allowed six runs in four-plus innings. Washington’s Paolo Espino yielded two runs in 5 1/three innings.

The Phillies improved to 13-6 in opposition to the Nationals this season. They trailed by at the least three runs in seven of their victories over Washington, essentially the most such wins ever by a staff in opposition to an opponent in a single season within the trendy period, based on STATS LLC.

The Phillies have scored seven runs in seven consecutive video games for the primary time since June 1933.

The sport was a make-up of Wednesday’s rainout, when the remnants of Hurricane Ida handed by means of the Mid-Atlantic.

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TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: J.T. Realmuto returned to the lineup at first base after lacking two video games with left ankle soreness. … RHPs Cam Bedrosian and Ramón Rosso joined the membership from Triple-A Lehigh Valley as September call-ups.

Nationals: SS Alcides Escobar (bruised left knee) was again within the lineup. He left Monday’s sport within the first inning and sat out Tuesday. … Washington activated C Alex Avila (calf strains) from the injured listing and added LHP Alberto Baldonado from Triple-A Rochester. Baldonado pitched a scoreless seventh in his main league debut.

DUGOUT SHUFFLE

Washington supervisor Dave Martinez underwent a beforehand scheduled foot process Thursday morning and was on the stadium however not within the dugout through the sport. The process was deliberate for what initially was an off day for the Nationals. Bench coach Tim Bogar dealt with managerial duties in Martinez’s place.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Kyle Gibson (10-5, 2.94 ERA), who’s 2-Zero with a 0.64 ERA in his final two begins, will get the nod Friday as Philadelphia begins a three-game sequence at Miami.

Nationals: LHP Sean Nolin (0-2, 6.57) makes his fourth begin — and third in opposition to the Mets — as Washington opens a five-game sequence in opposition to New York as its homestand continues.

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