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  W: Z. Eflin (4-3)   L: A. Sánchez (0-5)
11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE1:05 PM CT, May 5, 2019
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 40,497

Eflin tosses another gem as Phillies top Nationals

According to STATS
According to STATS

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

  1. The only series the Phillies have lost at home this season came against Washington, dropping two of three games April 8-10 while getting outscored 28-11. They're 11-4 in all other home games in 2019.
  2. The Nationals are coming off a seven-game homestand in which they averaged just 3.0 runs per game and batted .206. They are now beginning a stretch of 10 straight games on the road, where they are averaging 6.25 runs -- fourth best in the majors.
  3. The Phillies have a .698 OPS in their last 10 games after having an .800 OPS in their first 20 games. However, they did have 15 hits in their last game, Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Tigers, and their 13 games this season with 10+ hits are tied for fourth most in the majors.
  4. This is already Bryce Harper's third series against his former team, having gone 6-for-16 (.375) with six walks, two homers and six RBI in five games versus Washington. However, he enters this series in a 3-for-32 slump (.094), having gone hitless in his last three games.
  5. Howie Kendrick has hit .400 (10-for-25) with three homers in 10 games against the Phillies since they traded him to Washington in July 2017. Kendrick's 1.033 OPS this season is the best of his 14-year career through 23 games.
  6. J.T. Realmuto had a .308 slugging percentage in his first 15 games in a Phillies uniform but has since posted a .596 mark in 14 games. Realmuto had his ninth multi-hit game of the season Wednesday as the Phillies improved to 7-2 when he has two or more hits.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/3/2019 thru 5/5/2019

Zach Eflin had another strong start and the host Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of defensive miscues to beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 on a rainy Sunday, taking two of three games in the series.

The Nationals have won just three series this year and lost for the 11th time in 16 games.

Washington starter Anibal Sanchez (0-5) fell to 5-11 in his career against the Phillies despite fanning a season-high nine batters in 4 2/3 innings while allowing two runs, none earned.

Eflin (4-3), after a complete game in his previous start against the Miami Marlins, allowed just one run on four hits with five strikeouts in a 108-pitch outing.

The Phillies put the game away with five runs in the sixth off reliever Matt Grace, who retired the only batter he faced in the fifth.

A run scored on a bunt single by Eflin, Jean Segura drove in a run with a fielder's choice, Bryce Harper had an RBI single and Rhys Hoskins drove in two with a double to make it 7-1.

Washington's Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the series in the fourth, with his solo shot trimming the margin to 2-1. It is the first time in his 13-year career he has homered in three straight games.

The Nationals defense gave the Phillies two extra outs in the first.

Rookie shortstop Carter Kieboom made an error on a grounder by Segura to put two runners at first and second. Two outs and a walk later, first baseman Jake Noll -- just called up from Triple-A -- couldn't come up with a grounder off the bat of Cesar Hernandez as two runs scored.

Before the game, the Nationals put first baseman Matt Adams (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list and called up Noll from Fresno. Noll was not looking when Sanchez threw a pickoff that hit Noll in the upper body in the first inning, but baserunner Andrew McCutchen did not advance.

Washington is in the early stages of playing 33 games in 34 days through May 29.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 5, 2019

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