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Washington 9, Philadelphia 8
When: 1:05 PM ET, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Temperature: 62°
Umpires: Home - Bruce Dreckman, 1B - Chad Fairchild, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Paul Emmel
Attendance: 23050

Jake Noll's bases-loaded walk with no outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Washington Nationals a 9-8 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

David Robertson (0-1) gave up a leadoff single to Anthony Rendon, then walked Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman before Noll took ball four on a 3-2 pitch.

Philadelphia outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Kyle Barraclough in the top of the eighth. Jean Segura had an RBI single later in the inning for an 8-6 lead.

Washington tied the game at 8 in the bottom of the inning, helped by a two-out error by first baseman Rhys Hoskins.

Sean Doolittle (2-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the victory.

Bryce Harper of the Phillies had three walks and two hits, reaching base in eight consecutive at-bats over two games against his former team. Harper got a scattering of boos when he came to the plate in the first inning and throughout the game. He was booed heavily Tuesday night, when he responded with three consecutive hits.

Soto had three hits, including a three-run homer, and Rendon and Zimmerman also went deep against Phillies' starter Aaron Nola, who allowed six runs on five hits in three innings. It was his shortest outing since May 31, 2017, when he went three innings against the Marlins.

Cesar Hernandez had an RBI single and Nick Williams, batting for Nola, had a pinch-hit single as the Phillies trimmed the margin to 6-4 in the fourth.

Soto's first homer of the year had given the Nationals a 6-2 lead in the fourth.

Rendon and Zimmerman homered in the first to take a 3-2 lead. Nola did not give up two homers in an inning last season.

The Phillies scored two in the first off Anibal Sanchez, who was making his first start for the Nationals. Segura reached on an infield single, Harper drew an intentional walk, then Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto delivered RBI singles.

Sanchez, who allowed four runs in four innings, left the game in the top of the fifth after he began to warm up. He had been hit by a line drive in the third inning. The team reported after the game that Sanchez suffered a bruised right hip. Sanchez told reporters he should be able to make his next start, Monday against the Phillies.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Washington
Aaron Nola Player Anibal Sanchez
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.0 IP 4.0
2 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 4
18.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Philadelphia   Washington
Bryce Harper Player Anthony Rendon
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
1.000 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 10 0 13 .270 21 8 8 7 0 3
Washington 12 3 24 .343 13 8 8 7 1 1