Franco’s Walkoff Home Run Lifts Phillies over Nationals

Former Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was honored before the rubber match between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia was on the verge of getting swept. With the game tied at three and one out in the bottom of the ninth-inning, Maikel Franco hit a walk off solo home run off of Matt Grace to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 win over Washington.

This was a big win for Philadelphia because they avoid the sweep and keep a float in the wild card standings.

In the fourth-inning, Matt Adams had an RBI single for the Nationals.

J.T. Realmuto tied the game at one on an RBI single for the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth-inning.

Jean Segura had an RBI single in the fifth-inning for Philadelphia. J.T. Realmuto hit a solot home run in the sixth-inning off of Anibal Sanchez.

Washington scored two runs and tied the game at three in the seventh-inning on a RBI single by Howie Kendrick and a RBI single by Trea Turner.

Hector Neris (2-4) was the winning pitcher for the Phillies. He pitched one inning and struck out the side in the ninth-inning.

Matt Grace (0-2) was the losing pitcher for the Nationals. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up one hit and one run. Grace also struck out a batter.

Anibal Sanchez was the starting pitcher for Washington. He pitched six innings and gave up six hits and three runs. Sanchez walked two batters and struck out one.

Jake Arrieta was the starting pitcher for Philadelphia. He pitched five innings and gave up four hits and one run. Arrieta walked two batters and struck out two.

The Washington Nationals will begin a two-game set against the Baltimore Orioles on the road starting on Tuesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies will begin a four-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers at home starting on Monday night.

 

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