Offense dominates, Phillies crush Nationals
By Emily Gruver
Jul 31, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielderMarlon Byrd
(3) singles against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit:Brad Mills
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Despite an early Cliff Lee injury, the Philadelphia Phillies offense dominated to crush the Washington Nationals, 10-4.
Grady Sizemore hit a double to deep right center in the 4th inning to open the game up to a 2-0 Phillies lead. Later in the 8th, Marlon Byrd came through with a 2-run single.
The Phillies were unstoppable in the 4th inning, as the team scored five runs. The Phils scored two more in the 6th, and added another two in the 8th. The team finished with 17 hits on the night.
Ben Revere led the team with hits, as he went 4-for-6 with one RBI and 2 runs scored. Revere is now hitting .306 for the season. Jimmy Rollins finished with three hits and one RBI. Rollins had two stolen bases on the night, bringing his total to 21 this year. Marlon Byrd had two hits and 2 RBIs, and Grady Sizemore went 3-for-5 and drove in 3 runs.
Lee went just 2.2 innings before exiting the game with a with a left flexor pronator strain, according to CSN’s Jim Salisbury.
The Phils are now 48-61 on the year, 11.5 games back. Philadelphia will take on Washington Friday night for game two of their four game series. Roberto Hernandez will take the mound to face Doug Fister.