Zimmerman, Nationals edge Phillies in 10th
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Zimmerman provided the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle test of a three-game set on Saturday.
Denard Span walked to lead off the 10th inning against Jake Diekman (3-3). Two batters later, Jayson Werth reached on a fielder's choice. After Adam LaRoche struck out, Zimmerman singled up the middle to plate Span and Werth scored on a wild pitch.
Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th to earn his 22nd save of the season.
Werth homered, scored twice and had three RBI and Span scored twice for the Nationals, who ended a two-game skid.
Ross Detwiler (1-2) earned the win after tossing a perfect ninth. Starter Stephen Strasburg gave up just two runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts over 5 2/3 frames.
Marlon Byrd drove in two runs for Philadelphia, which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end. Starter Cole Hamels surrendered three runs on four hits and three walks in seven innings of work.
07/12 23:30:37 ET