The Phillies took out the brooms for the first time since they were in Atlanta, sweeping the Nationals with an 8-4 win.
Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI, leading the charge. Jayson Werth added a homer. Shane Victorino continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with a run.
The win went to Kyle Kendrick, who pitched a strong 6.2 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk. The bullpen did their thing to sew it up.
With the win the Phils take first place by a full game over the idle Mets. The Marlins won, keeping pace with the good guys.
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