Jason Bergmann allowed just one earned run in six innings, but he had to settle for a no-decision after the Phillies rallied for three runs in the eighth inning. Austin Kearns, Ryan Church and Felipe Lopez each had two hits for the Nationals.
Just when it looked like the Phillies would head into extra innings with the Nationals, Wes Helms snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single. The Phillies added two more runs and Tom Gordon pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the win.
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