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Washington tops Phils in extras, 8-7


nationals_logoDanny Espinosa scored on a Yunel Escobar fielder’s choice in the 11th to lift the Washington Nationals to an 8-7 win in Pbiladelphia Monday night.

The Nats (73-70) were unable to gain ground in the National League East on the first-place New York Mets, who won their eighth in a row on Monday to maintain a nine and a half game lead, and reduce their magic number to 10.

Washington is also nine and a half games back in the National League wild-card race.

Jayson Werth hit two homers for the Nationals, his eighth and ninth of the season. Anthony Rendon hit his fifth homer run, and Bryce Harper launched his 37th.



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