Phillies Outpower Nationals
CLEVELAND - JUNE 13: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals walks to the dugout after being pulled from the game by manager Jim Riggleman #5 against the Cleveland Indians on June 13, 2010 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Updated at 11:15 PM EDT on Saturday, Sep 18, 2010
Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their sixth straight victory, 5-2 over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Jayson Werth and Raul Ibanez also homered for the Phillies, who maintained a three-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.
Howard's drive in the third gave him five straight seasons with at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs, setting a new franchise record that was previously held by Hall of Famer Chuck Klein.
Kyle Kendrick (10-9) gave up hits to his first two batters but settled after that. In six innings he gave up two runs and six hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Published at 11:14 PM EDT on Sep 18, 2010