WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run homer in the top of the second Thursday night to start the Philadelphia Phillies on the way to a 4-2 win at Washington.
Ruiz and Tadahito Iguchi both had two hits for the Phillies, who have won three of their last four games.
Washington's Ronnie Belliard and Dmitri Young both hit solo homers in the bottom of the eighth. Belliard and Austin Kearns had two hits apiece for the Nationals, who have lost six of their last 10 games.
Losing pitcher Joel Hanrahan (2-1) yielded two earned runs and four hits in five innings, with four walks and eight strikeouts.