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Instant Replay: Phillies 6, Nationals 5 (10 Innings)



    Instant Replay: Phillies 6, Nationals 5 (10 Innings)
    Instant Replay: Phillies 6, Nationals 5 (10 innings)


    The Phillies rallied from three runs down in the eighth inning to beat the Washington Nationals, 6-5, at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon.

    Aaron Altherr, who did not start because of a sore left wrist, came off the bench and clouted a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5.

    The Phillies won it in walk-off style on a sacrifice fly by Freddy Galvis in the bottom of the 10th.

    Odubel Herrera had led off the inning with a check-swing double down the left field line against Blake Treinen. Altherr drew an intentional walk and pinch-hitter Vince Velasquez had a bunt single to load the bases. Galvis' sacrifice fly came with one out.

    The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Phillies.

    Jayson Werth homered twice for Washington.

    The Phillies are 13-17.

    Starting pitching report
    Jeremy Hellickson struggled for the second straight outing. He ran a high pitch count and gave up five hits, three walks and three runs while lasting just 4 2/3 innings. All three of the runs came on a pair of homers by Werth, a solo shot in the first and a two-run blow in the fifth.

    Werth's homers came on fastballs with the count 2-2 and 3-2, respectively. Phillies pitching has given up 19 homers with two strikes, the most in the majors.

    Hellickson went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five starts in April. He has a 9.35 ERA in two starts in May.

    Washington starter Tanner Roark pitched six innings and gave up just two unearned runs.

    Roark has a 0.96 ERA (5 earned runs in 47 innings) in seven starts against the Phillies the last two seasons.

    Bullpen report
    Jake Thompson pitched two innings and gave up two runs. He walked three.

    Pat Neshek pitched scoreless ball for 1 2/3 innings. Hector Neris pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

    Matt Albers gave up the game-tying homer to Altherr on the first pitch he threw in the eighth inning.

    Treinen took the loss.

    At the plate
    Galvis drove in the Phillies' first two runs with a two-out double in the fourth. Both of the runs were unearned.

    Altherr has 22 hits on the season and half of them -seven doubles and four homers - are for extra bases.

    Werth had four of Washington's seven hits - two homers, a double and a single. He has 22 homers and 76 RBIs in his career against the Phillies.

    Health check
    Altherr did not start for the second straight day. He jammed his left wrist making a play on Friday night. Before the game, he said he was OK to play - the team was just showing some caution - and he proved that a few hours later with his game-tying homer.

    Up next
    The Phillies are off on Monday. They open a two-game interleague series against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The series marks the return of Carlos Ruiz to Philadelphia. He is the Mariners' backup catcher.

    Here are the pitching matchups:

    Tuesday night -- RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-3, 4.00) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-2, 4.35)

    Wednesday afternoon -- RHP Zach Eflin (0-0, 2.42) vs. LHP Ariel Miranda (3-2, 3.55)