The Philadelphia Phillies avoided being swept by the Washington Nationals Sunday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. after a dominating ninth inning performance.
The Phillies went into the final inning with a slim 3-1 lead, but put the game completely out of reach by scoring six runs in the top of the ninth. Juan Pierre his an RBI single that scored Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino hit a triple that scored the aforementioned Pierre, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer to left field and Freddy Galvis hit an RBI single that scored Carlos Ruiz and Placido Polanco.
The Nats did manage to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but it wouldn't be enough.
Philadelphia registered 13 hits in the ball game while Washington had eight while also leaving as many men on base and going two for five with runners in scoring position.