Stephen Strasburg won a duel with Cole Hamels, Bryce Harper aggravated a knee, and the Washington Nationals managed to score five runs in an inning for the first time this season.
Still, it is not enough for Davey Johnson to start shaving.
Sunday's 6-1 win kept Washington above .500 and ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.
Strasburg (3-5), who has pitched better than his record indicates, struck out a season-high nine and walked one in eight innings.
Philadelphia scored its only run in the eighth on Strasburg's first big league balk. He's allowed three earned runs in his last four starts, lowering his ERA to 2.49 in a season when his offensive support has been so lacking that the Nationals manager vowed to put away his razor until it improves.
''The last two starts are probably the best we've seen him since we've been here in the big leagues,'' Washington's Ian Desmond said. ''Obviously the punch-outs and all the stuff that came before are great, but he's starting...