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Nationals sink Phillies
Hill dominates in win
Using his trademark sinker, Shawn Hill rendered the Phillies' red-hot bats virtually useless on Thursday, earning his second win of the season. Hill pitched eight-plus innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Austin Kearns continued to haunt Philadelphia, going 2-for-3 and making a diving catch in the sixth innning.
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Nationals 4, Phillies 2
Righty Shawn Hill used his heavy sinker to baffle Phillies hitters all afternoon. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Hamels has control issues
Cole Hamels started his outing on Thursday the way he dominated his last one -- with a strikeout. However, the magic he harnessed to fan 15 Reds last week was absent this time around as the lefty suffered his first loss of the season. Control problems dogged Hamels, who walked in a run during a three-run sixth.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 26, 2007
Washington (7-15)
Won 1
Washington 4, Philadelphia 2   PHI
Philadelphia (9-12)
Lost 1
April 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0   4 8 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 5 1
Standings thru 4/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Phillies Stats
Wilson, SS5000014.077
Belliard, 2B4110000.277
Zimmerman, 3B4120000.245
Young, 1B4111013.260
  Fick, 1B0000000.143
Kearns, RF3120100.289
Church, CF4012012.291
Restovich, LF2000101.235
  Snelling, LF1000010.222
Schneider, C3011110.188
Hill, P4000024.222
  Cordero, P0000000.000

2B: Kearns (8, Hamels).
HR: Young (3, 4th inning off Hamels, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Belliard; Zimmerman 2; Young 4; Kearns 3; Church; Schneider.
RBI: Young (11), Church 2 (11), Schneider (12).
2-out RBI: Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Restovich; Church; Wilson 2.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: 2 (Belliard-Zimmerman-Young, Wilson-Young).

Rollins, SS4000010.283
Victorino, RF3100100.272
Utley, 2B3010001.298
Howard, 1B4010002.215
Burrell, LF2001110.333
Helms, 3B4020013.301
Rowand, CF3111002.364
Barajas, C3000000.160
Hamels, P1000010.091
  Geary, P0000000.000
  a-Bourn, PH1000000.214
  Madson, P0000000.000
  b-Nunez, PH1000000.130
  Rosario, P0000000.000

a-Grounded out for Geary in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Madson in the 8th.

2B: Howard (4, Cordero).
HR: Rowand (4, 8th inning off Hill, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Utley; Howard 2; Helms 2; Rowand 4.
RBI: Rowand (11), Burrell (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Helms 2.
SF: Burrell.
GIDP: Howard.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Helms (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Burrell (Zimmerman at 2nd base).
DP: (Utley-Rollins-Howard).

Hill (W, 2-2)8.04222312.76
Cordero (S, 2)1.01000105.23
Hamels (L, 2-1)5.18443413.24
Geary 0.20000102.45
Madson 2.00000103.68
Rosario 1.00000103.38

Hill pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Hamels.
IBB: Kearns (by Hamels).
HBP: Utley (by Hill).
Pitches-strikes: Hill 99-59, Cordero 14-10, Hamels 92-63, Geary 14-10, Madson 27-17, Rosario 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hill 15-6, Cordero 0-2, Hamels 3-8, Geary 0-1, Madson 4-1, Rosario 0-2.
Batters faced: Hill 29, Cordero 4, Hamels 26, Geary 2, Madson 6, Rosario 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cordero 1-1, Geary 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 58 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:24.
Att: 26,572.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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