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Phillies Victimized By Long Ball Against Nationals

Gio Gonzalez tossed seven sharp innings, the Nationals hit a pair of consecutive homers off Cliff Lee and Washington beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Wednesday night.

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Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos hit back-to-back shots off Lee to start the fifth and Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth did it to open the sixth.

Gonzalez (7-3) gave up one run and six hits, striking out five to win his fourth straight start. The lefty has eight quality starts in a row.

Lee (10-3) had allowed nine homers in his first 135 2-3 innings this year before yielding four in a span of eight batters.

Darin Ruf hit a solo shot for the Phillies, who failed to reach .500 for the first time since June 7.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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