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MLB: Washington 3, Philadelphia 0

Aug. 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Ross Detwiler pitched seven shutout innings and Adam LaRoche had a home run and three hits Thursday in the Washington Nationals' 3-0 win over Philadelphia.

Detwiler (6-4) -- who allowed three hits and two walk, and struck out three -- set down the last 14 batters he faced.

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Tyler Clippard isued two walks in the ninth but earned his 21st save.

LaRoche had two singles to go with the home run, a leadoff shot in the bottom of the second off Phillies' starter Cole Hamels (11-6), who gave up three runs on eight hits with one walk and nine strikeouts over seven innings.

The win allowed the NL East-leading Nationals to avoid being swept by last-place Philadelphia.

Jayson Werth, back in action after 60 days on the disabled list due to a broken wrist, drove in a run on a groundout in the third for the Nationals.

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