MLB: Washington 7, Philadelphia 1

May 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth cracked a three-run homer and Gio Gonzalez tossed seven strong innings Saturday in Washington's 7-1 rout of Philadelphia.

Werth's shot in the fifth inning erased a 1-0 deficit for the Nationals, who beat the Phillies for the seventh straight time dating back to last season.

Chad Tracy chipped in with a two-run clout and Ian Desmond added a solo shot as the Nationals won their fourth straight overall and clinched their three-game set with Philadelphia.

Gonzalez (3-1) yielded just one run over seven innings, surrendering four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

Phils starter Vance Worley (2-2) was roughed up for five runs on 11 hits over six innings.

Philadelphia dropped its third game in four tries.

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