Strong 7th leads Phils over Nats

Philadelphia, PA ( – Cesar Hernandez’s two-run single
highlighted a four-run seventh inning that led the Philadelphia Phillies to a
4-1 win over the Washington Nationals that opened a three-game set.

Freddy Galvis was 3-for-3 with an RBI and Chase Utley also drove in a run
for the Phillies, who lost two of three against Boston to open the season.

Jerome Williams pitched six innings for Philadelphia and allowed one run on
five hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Luis Garcia (1-0) got the win for
tossing a flawless seventh inning.

Michael Taylor’s leadoff home run to start the game was the only offense for
the Nationals, who have lost three of four to start the season.

Gio Gonzalez (0-1) was handed the loss after giving up three runs on five hits
while walking four and striking out four in 6 1/3 innings.