Nationals Skid Hits 8

July 30, 2008

For the first time in over a week, the Nationals scored over four runs. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to overcome their latest losing streak.

Chase Utley homered for the second time in as many games and Shane Victorino drove in three runs as the Phillies downed the Nationals 8-5 in Washington. Jamie Moyer earned his 10th win of the season, while Tim Redding fell to 7-6 on the year.

The Nationals took a 3-2 lead in the 1st when Jesus Flores belted a 2-run home run over the left field wall, his 7th of the year. The score stayed that way until the Phils busted the game wide open in the 5th. Jimmy Rollins tied the game with an RBI double and then Victorino drove in two more with a single to center. Utley capped the inning off with his 27th home run of the year, a 2-run blast to center.

Former Cavalier Ryan Zimmerman went 1-2 tonight which included his second RBI since coming off the disabled list. The Nationals are now 31 games under .500 for the season and will try to avoid their third straight sweep tomorrow.

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