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.
1yAfter taking the series' first three games, Carlos Ruiz and the Phils fell short of a sweep on Sunday, losing to the Giants, 3-1, in Roy Oswalt's return. By Jim Salisbury
1yMets shortstop Jose Reyes left Sunday's game against Atlanta because of stiffness in his left hamstring.
1yPlacido Polanco, who left Saturday's game in the eighth inning, will not be in the Phillies lineup Sunday and is scheduled to fly to Philadelphia for an MRI on his ailing hip. By Jim Salisbury
1yThe Phillies are going for a four-game sweep of the Giants and will send Roy Oswalt, making his first start since June, to the mound.
1yThe Phillies scored two runs in the first inning, which was all Cole Hamels needed. Hamels gave up only one run in the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Giants. By Jim Salisbury
1yOakland native Jimmy Rollins exudes the East Bay. He grew up idolizing Ricky Henderson and even appeared in an MC Hammer video.
1yThere is a pretty good chance Major League Baseball will hand down suspensions after Friday nights melee between the Phillies and San Francisco Giants. By Jim Salisbury
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.