Ben Revere and the Phillies played shaky defense behind an inconsistent Kyle Kendrick as they failed to reach .500 with a 5-2 loss to the Nats.
The Phillies had a chance to grab a healthy lead against the Nationals on Friday, but failed to produce with the bases loaded before their bats went silent.
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning of the Tigers' win. Here's a recap of Friday's action around baseball.
1yIt's bound to happen once in awhile: a pitcher gets tired. Friday night, Cole Hamels felt the fatigue and the Phils lost to the Nationals, 4-2. By John R. Finger
1yThe Phils have won 12 of their last 13, and Cole Hamels will look to continue the winning ways tonight against Livan Hernandez and the Nationals.
1yFormer Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes believes Charlie Manuel and the team are still the clear-cut favorites to represent the National League in the World Series. By Jim Salisbury
1yVance Worley allowed five runs in the first inning, but Chase Utley, Ryan Howard the Phillies powered back, beating the Dodgers 9-8 to finish their road trip 9-1. By Jim Salisbury
1yVance Worley and the Phillies eye a record-setting finish to their 10-game road trip today against Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1yCliff Lee dominated on the mound with 10 strikeouts and blasted his second homer of the season in the Phillies' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. By Jim Salisbury
1yCliff Lee has killed the Dodgers in each of his last two starts against the club. He looks to continue the trend as he takes on Ted Lilly tonight.
THE GOOD PHIGHT
Tuesday vs. Cleveland, Roy Halladay allowed eight runs in an outing less than four innings for the first time since May 2000, also vs. the Indians.