Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 3:43pm
Gonzalez lifts Nationals to 7-1 win over Phillies
Gio Gonzalez allowed one run over seven innings and the Washington Nationals hit a season-high three home runs in a 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Jayson Werth hit a three-run drive, Chad Tracy connected with a man on and Ian Desmond had a solo shot for the Nationals, who have won seven straight over the Phillies dating to last year. By taking the first two games of the three-game set, first-place Washington improved to 8-1 in series play this season.
Rick Ankiel had three hits in a second consecutive game, and Tracy and Steve Lombardozzi also had three hits apiece for Washington. Rookie Bryce Harper went 0 for 4 with a walk, dropping his batting average 55 points to .261.
The seven runs matched a season high for the Nationals, who have won four straight, and the 15 hits were their most in a game this year.
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