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Washington Nationals whitewash Phils, 8-0

washington nationalsThe Washington Nationals jumped to an early 4-0 lead and never looked behind Tanner Roark in an 8-0 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

The Nats (38-24) have won eight of 11, and have taken the first two in the series with the Phillies (29-33).

Roark (5-4, 2.93 ERA) put up seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Michael A. Taylor (.219/.252/.351) and Clint Robinson (.230/.300/.377) each had three hits filling in for regulars Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman.

Anthony Rendon (.262/.345/.410) was 1-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored.