The Philadelphia Phillies seemed to have everything rolling their way Friday. But a lapse by the bullpen led to a 11-inning marathon and a disappointing 4-3 loss to NL East Division foe the Washington Nationals.
Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick tossed five innings and allowed just one run, but relievers Joe Savery and Chad Qualls couldn't hold onto the victory. Kendrick left with Philadelphia ahead 3-1, however, Savery gave up a run in the bottom of the sixth and Qualls surrendered the game-tying run in the eighth that led to extra innings.
Overall, the Phillies (13-14) collected just six hits, two of them by catcher Carlos Ruiz, and were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
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