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Nationals Hit Back-to-Back Home Runs in Back-to-Back Innings

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    The Nationals had their way with Cliff Lee in the fifth and sixth innings of Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Phillies, hitting four solo home runs in a pair of back-to-back outbursts.

    First, it was Anthony Rendon, whose line-drive home run struck a Phillies fan in the head.

    Then it was Wilson Ramos, who gave Washington a 2-0 lead. In the following inning, Ryan Zimmerman hit his 11th home run of the season, while Werth hammered the very first pitch he saw for his 10th.

    Lee, who had only allowed nine home runs in 135.2 innings prior to Wednesday's game, allowed four in a span of eight batters. He is the first pitcher in nearly three years to allow back-to-back homers in consecutive innings. 

    Washington will look to salvage a split of its four-game series with Philadelphia Thursday.


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