Nationals complete comeback against Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies failed to come away with a win despite a strong start from ace Aaron Nola in MLB on Tuesday.
The Washington Nationals scored five runs in the final three innings to pull out a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies fell 4.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League East with the loss.
Nola scattered two runs over seven innings and left the game with the Phillies leading 3-2.
Washington, however, began their comeback when Bryce Harper walked with nobody out in the top of the ninth. One batter later, Anthony Rendon followed with a two-run homer to put the Nationals ahead. Ryan Zimmerman added an insurance run when he scored on a throwing error later in the inning.
The lead brought to you by Tony Four Bags. pic.twitter.com/ENldTtb79S-- Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 29, 2018
Wilson Ramos homered off Nationals reliever Justin Miller with one out in the bottom of the frame to cut the Phillies' deficit to a run. But Greg Holland entered and induced a double-play to secure the win.
The Nationals moved to 67-66 this year with the win while Philadelphia fell to 70-62.
Ender Inciarte went four for four with two RBIs in the Braves' 9-5 win over the Rays.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco threw 7.2 scoreless innings and struck out 11 against the Twins. Cleveland pulled out an 8-1 victory.
GUERRA, DIAZ BATTLE
Brewers starter Junior Guerra surrendered six runs in 1.1 innings on the mound against the Reds. Cincinnati came out on top 9-7.
Blue Jays infielder Aledmys Diaz went 0 for four with three strikeouts in his team's 12-5 loss to the Orioles.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen helped his team make a nice double play.
Oh you fancy huh? pic.twitter.com/MOT1LOK7rc-- MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2018
Baltimore Orioles 12-5 Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees 5-4 Chicago White Sox
Washington Nationals 5-4 Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Red Sox 8-7 Miami Marlins
Cincinnati Reds 9-7 Milwaukee Brewers
Cleveland Indians 8-1 Minnesota Twins
Atlanta Braves 9-5 Tampa Bay Rays
Chicago Cubs 1-1 New York Mets (suspended)
Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics 4-3 Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals 6-2 Detroit Tigers
St Louis Cardinals 5-2 Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres 2-1 Seattle Mariners
Colorado Rockies 3-2 Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants 1-0 Arizona Diamondbacks
ATHLETICS AT ASTROS
The two top teams in the American League West will conclude their three-game series on Wednesday. Houston topped Oakland 11-4 in the opener and the A's responded with a one-run victory on Tuesday. Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.44 ERA) is set to start for Oakland while Dallas Keuchel (10-10, 3.54 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros.