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MLB: Washington 9, Philadelphia 2

Aug. 9, 2013 at 9:52 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Second-inning homers by Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman staked Washington to a quick lead Friday and the Nationals went on to down Philadelphia 9-2.

Washington snapped a four-game losing streak with the help of a four-hit performance over seven innings by Dan Haren.

Haren (7-11) retired the first 10 batters he faced before giving up a double to Michael Young and a single to Chase Utley that produced the first Philadelphia run. Haren struck out seven without walking a batter.

Rendon hit a two-run homer and Zimmerman had a solo shot in the second and Washington added a run in the third on an RBI base hit by Adam LaRoche.

The Nationals broke things open with a four-run fifth, during which Haren drew a bases-loaded walk and Denard Span produced a two-run single.

Washington roughed up John Lannan (3-5) for eight runs on nine hits in five innings.

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