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John Mayberry Jr. made the difference in a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Mayberry had an RBI infield single, a home run in the sixth inning and sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to win the game for the Phillies. The Phillies went ahead in the bottom of the 1st on RBI singles by Chase Utley and John Mayberry, Jr. Washington tied the score in the top of the 5th when they loaded the bases. Pitcher Geo Gonzalez grounded to Utley, who threw home for the second out. He could have gone for a double play, but decided to go home. It seemed like a good move at the time. However, the Nats’ Steve Lombardozzi singled to center to score two runs and tie the score. In the bottom of the 6th, John Mayberry hit a solo home run for his second RBI and a 3-2 lead. Roy Halladay pitched a solid seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits, one walk and six strikeouts. By the seventh inning, both Gonzalez and Halladay were out of the game. Then came the “Bermuda Triangle” of the eighth inning:...
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