Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Livan Hernandez did it with his arm and
his bat on Friday night.
The veteran right-hander stymied the MLB-best Philadelphia Phillies in 6 2/3
innings and helped his own cause by smacking a pair of RBI singles, as the
Washington Nationals opened a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park with a
Hernandez (7-11) allowed an unearned run on four hits with a walk and three
Rick Ankiel collected two hits and one RBI for the Nationals, who avoided an
eighth consecutive loss in Philadelphia.
Hunter Pence and Wilson Valdez both knocked in a run for Philadelphia, which
returned home after concluding the best 10-game road trip in club history with
a 9-1 record.
Cole Hamels (13-7) gave up three runs on six hits, walked four and fanned five
over five frames to absorb the loss.
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