Phillies improve to 6-0 vs. Nationals following sweep

A general view of Citizens Bank Park (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
A general view of Citizens Bank Park (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Phillies swept the Nationals in a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park

For the first time since 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies have taken a 6-0 lead in the season series against the Washington Nationals. On Thursday, the Phils hit a walk-off in the 10th inning of the series finale that propelled the team to extend their winning streak to four games, while moving them up in the National League postseason race.

In the first game of the four-game series, the Phils took an early lead in the series by winning the game with an 8-6 final score. Rhys Hoskins continued to be hot, finishing the night going 2-for-4, and Spencer Howard put together a solid start going five innings before his velocity took a dip and he was pulled from the game. In those five innings, he allowed just two runs. Both Hoskins and Bruce hit home runs.

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With Aaron Nola putting together a stellar start in game two of the series, the Phillies continued to hold Washington winless in the series by shutting out the Nats, 6-0. In a game where Nola had a terrific start — going eight shutout innings and one strikeout shy of 10 total, Hoskins continued to produce solid offense by going 2-for-4 for the second consecutive night.

The Phillies scored two runs in the fifth inning thanks to in-part an Alec Bohm solo home run. In the following inning, the Phils would go on to score four runs. Hector Neris took over the game in the ninth inning and was able to hold the Nats scoreless, leading to the Phillies taking a 2-0 series lead.

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Another game, and another shutout for the Phillies. In the third game of the series, the Phillies shut out the Nationals for a second consecutive night — winning the game, 3-0. Zack Wheeler put together 6 2/3 solid innings, collecting his fourth win of the season and continuing his streak of not collecting a loss this year. Bryce Harper took a day off playing defense, as Joe Girardi chose to put him in the lineup as the team’s designated hitter. Jay Bruce hit another home run in this game, and the Phillies put up two runs in the second inning and one in the sixth. Those three runs were enough for the Phils to win as Wheeler, David Phelps, and Brandon Workman all kept the Nats scoreless.

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Although it took 10 innings, the Phils were able to walk it off to sweep the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Bohm hit a flyout to the outfield with the bases loaded, and with J.T. Realmuto tagging the Nationals were unable to get the ball to the plate in time — leading the Phils to win the ballgame and complete the sweep.

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The Phils will travel to New York to face the Mets for a four-game weekend series at Citi Field starting on Friday.