Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
WASHINGTON-Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs, and Ross Detwiler threw seven shutout innings as the Washington Nationals scored a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday night. LaRoche hit a solo homer his first time up and singled twice after that. His first single also drove in a run as the Nationals (62-42) jumped in front 3-0 after three innings. That proved to be plenty for Detwiler (6-4) as the left-hander gave up just three hits in his seven-inning effort. Detwiler escaped jams in both the second and third but then retired the final 14 batters he faced. Sean Burnett set down the Phillies in order in the eighth to extend that streak to 17 straight batters retired before Tyler Clippard walked Chase Utley to start the ninth. But Clippard then closed it out for his 21st save despite walking two in the inning. The Phillies (47-58) threatened in the top of the second, getting two on with one out. Michael Martinez then lined a single to right, b...
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