A smile crept across Adam LaRoche’s face while he rounded the bases Tuesday night after hitting his career-high 33rd homer to become the third Nationals player with 100 RBIs in a season, another celebratory moment for NL East champion Washington during a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Just two games left in the regular season for the Phillies and they will play the first of those two tonight in Washington.
Despite being beaten 2-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night, the Nationals earned their first division title since moving from Montreal in 2005, because the second-place Atlanta Braves lost 2-1 at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Phillies close out the home portion of their schedule tonight with one more game against the Washington Nationals.
Ed Rendell was furious after Jayson Werth did not throw a foul ball to fans on Wednesday.
Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also connected and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night to move closer toward winning their first division title since moving to Washington.
After taking a 6-3 decision over Washington in the opener of this three game series, the Phillies will give the ball to Kyle Kendrick tonight as they look for a second straight win over the National league East leaders.
Darin Ruf homered for his first major league hit, Carlos Ruiz and Domonic Brown also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the playoff-bound Washington Nationals 6-3 Tuesday night.
The Phillies will open their final home series of the 2012 regular season tonight as they welcome Washington to Citizens Bank Park for the first of three.
Kyle Kendrick has found his rhythm — and maybe a secure spot in the Phillies rotation.
Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Adam LaRoche homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Thursday night.
After two months have passed in the 2012 season, the first thing most will note when glancing at the NL East is, all teams are playing above .500.
Cole Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Bryce Harper tripled, singled and drove in two runs for the Nationals, who won their third straight game and beat the Phillies for the sixth straight time in Philadelphia — something that never had been done in the franchise’s 43-year history.
The Phillies send Roy Halladay to the mound in the second of three against the Nationals.