PHILADELPHIA, June 17 (UPI) --
Domonic Brown delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth Monday, enabling the Philadelphia Phillies to hold off Washington 5-4.
The Phillies held a 4-2 lead late in the game but saw it slip away as the Nationals used an Ian Desmond RBI single in the eighth and a Chad Tracy solo homer in the ninth to forge a tie.
Philadelphia responded in the next half-inning against Fernando Abad (0-2) when Ben Revere led off with a single and went to third one out later on a Jimmy Rollins base hit.
After Abad fanned pinch-hitter Steve Lerud for a second out, Brown came through with a solid hit up the middle for a walk-off game-winner.
Jonathan Papelbon (1-0) got the win despite allowing Tracy's game-tying homer as the Phillies took the first of a three-game series.
Ryan Howard went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and an RBI single for the victors.
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