Zimmerman's 10th-inning single gives Nationals 5-3 win over Phillies

  • Article by: AARON BRACY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 12, 2014 - 10:50 PM

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Zimmerman singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning, and Jayson Werth homered and had three RBIs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

Ross Detwiler (1-2), one of six Washington pitchers, tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the victory. Philadelphia's season-best, five-game winning streak was snapped.

Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the 10th for his 22nd save.

Washington's Stephen Strasburg struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings and was in line for the victory before Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth tied it 3-3.

Marlon Byrd had two hits and two RBIs, and Revere had a pair of hits for the Phillies.

The Nationals went ahead in the 10th against Jake Diekman (3-3).

Denard Span led off with a walk, and after Anthony Rendon lined out to right, Werth hit a chopper to second baseman Chase Utley. He tried to get the force at second, but Span was safe.

Diekman struck out Adam LaRoche before Zimmerman singled to center to score Span and give the Nationals a 4-3 lead. Werth went to third on Revere's throw and scored on a wild pitch.

Diekman was ejected by home-plate umpire Andy Fletcher following the inning.

Strasburg gave up two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in a matchup of aces with Philadelphia's Cole Hamels.

Hamels surrendered three runs and four hits, striking out five and walking three, in seven strong innings. It was the 11th time in 13 starts the left-hander has gone at least seven innings, but he continued to be a victim of lack of run support.

The Phillies offense averaged 6.2 runs during their winning streak but managed just two for Hamels.

The Nationals got on the board in the first when Span scored on Werth's groundout. Ian Desmond, who returned to the lineup after missing Friday's game with a right thumb injury, led off the second with a double.

Hamels then retired 12 of the next 13 batters before walking Rendon to lead off the sixth. Werth followed with an opposite-field homer, his 11th, to put Washington in front 3-0.

The Phillies couldn't muster much offense against Strasburg until the sixth.

After walking Grady Sizemore to lead off the third, Strasburg retired the next nine batters before Jimmy Rollins' leadoff single in the sixth. Utley followed with a single to put runners on first and second. After an out, the Phillies executed a double-steal, moving runners to second and third. Both scored on Byrd's single to left that pulled Philadelphia within 3-2.

Strasburg struck out Cody Asche for the second out but was lifted after walking Cameron Rupp to put runners on first and second.

Jerry Blevins relieved Strasburg and got Revere to line out to left.

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