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Phillies blast Nationals for easy four-game sweep

Field Level Media
08 Aug 2022, 07:19 GMT+10

Rhys Hoskins homered for the fourth straight game, Darick Hall hit two home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies routed the Washington Nationals 13-1 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Nick Maton also homered and Aaron Nola pitched six innings as the surging Phillies won their fifth straight game and 10th in their last 11.

Hoskins, who became the first Phillie since at least 1900 to homer in the first inning of three straight games on Saturday, didn't extend that streak -- instead waiting until the fourth inning Sunday to connect.

Philadelphia outscored Washington 36-12 over the four games and improved to 10-2 against the Nationals this season.

Nola (8-8) allowed one run on five hits. He struck out five and walked two as Philadelphia pitchers held Washington to seven singles.

Cesar Hernandez had three hits for Washington, which has lost five in a row.

Washington starter Cory Abbott (0-1), who was effective on Tuesday against the New York Mets, struggled with his control and was gone after 3 2/3 innings. He was charged with seven runs on seven hits and five walks.

Hall hit Abbott's first pitch of the second inning for a home run to left to make it 1-0.

In the third inning, the Phillies loaded the bases on a hit by pitch, a bunt single and a walk. Alec Bohm's walk then forced in a run.

Philadelphia chased Abbott in a five-run fourth. With one out and one on, Maton homered to right center to make it 4-0. Kyle Schwarber followed with a double and Hoskins connected with a 1-1 fastball for his 24th homer of the season.

The Phillies' record for consecutive games with a home run is five, accomplished by six players, including Hoskins (2017).

After Bohm flied out, Hall hit his second homer, making it 7-0 before Abbott's afternoon came to an early end.

The Nationals scored in the fifth. Yadiel Hernandez led off with a single and later scored on a single by Cesar Hernandez.

Bryson Stott's three-run triple highlighted a five-run Philadelphia eighth.

--Field Level Media

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