Phillies vs. Nationals Live Blog: Instant Score, Reactions and Analysis

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Phillies vs. Nationals Live Blog: Instant Score, Reactions and Analysis

After Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the season, Domonic Brown came back in the bottom of the ninth with his first career walk-off base hit to send the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Ryan Howard hit his eighth home run of the season in the bottom of the second to tie the game at one after former Phillie Jayson Werth gave Washington a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a RBI single.

After Delmon Young produced a two-run base hit in the third inning, Stephen Lombardozzi cut the lead in half with an RBI double in the fourth. 

However, Howard again came through at the plate for Philadelphia, singling home Ben Revere to give the Phils a 4-2 advantage in the fifth inning. 

After reliever Mike Adams gave up an RBI single to Ian Desmond in the eighth, Chad Tracy hit a sky-scraping solo shot to right in the ninth off of Papelbon to tie the game at four. 

However, the Phillies decided that extra innings would not be needed tonight. Ben Revere led off the inning with a single to center, and moved to third on a one-out base hit by Jimmy Rollins. After Steven Lerud struck out, Domonic Brown came to the plate and hit a dribbler up the middle that scored Revere and gave the Phillies a much-needed win after a disastrous road trip.

John Lannan, who pitched for the first time since coming off the Disabled List, gave the Phillies five solid innings. Michael Stutes pitched a perfect two innings of relief before Adams took over. 

Papelbon earned the win for the Phillies, while Fernando Abad was credited with the loss for the Nationals. 

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