Ryan Howard crushed two home runs — including a incredible third-deck grand slam — to lead the Phillies over the Nationals, 9-6.
Howard finished with five RBI for the game, almost single-handedly powering the Phils past Washington. The offensive effort saved Cole Hamels, who didn’t pitch well in giving up six runs over six innings. He did strike out seven in his outing, however. Scott Eyre, Clay Condrey, Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge picked up the slack yet again, holding the game after the offensive strike.
Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino each collected two hits in the game.