John Lannan was unhittable on Monday night at CBP (Photo: AP).
Ruben Amaro publicly challenged his played when he decreed this 10-game homestand the tipping point of the 2013 season. So far so good through four games, as the Phillies topped the Nationals on Monday night, 3-2, to climb within 2.5 games of second place Washington.
John Lannan (2-3, 4.26 ERA) threw eight innings of shutout ball and Ben Revere fueled the offense with his bat and his legs, tallying three hits, a steal and scoring two of the three Phillies runs. Jimmy Rollins also had a good night, following two Revere hits with singles of his own in innings that led to runs. Jonathan Papelbon navigated through a rocky ninth – two hits, a few loud outs – to capture his 19th save of the season.
The Phillies are now 4-3 against the Nationals this year and have three more against them this week at Citizens Bank Park.
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