Nationals Rally to Top Phillies

By: AP
By: AP

Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the Washington Nationals rally from an early deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Friday night.

Cliff Lee outpitched Stephen Strasburg, but the Phillies' bullpen struggled again. Mike Adams (1-1) and Jake Diekman allowed three runs and five hits in an inning.

Benches and bullpens emptied in the fifth after Denard Span exchanged words with Lee. Span was upset that Lee threw an inside fastball as he called time-out. After he grounded out, Span stopped between the plate and the mound on his way back to the dugout and said something to Lee. Players ran on the field, but nothing happened.

Lee allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits, striking out five in seven innings.


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