Ces the day! Hernandez walks off with single

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Cesar Hernandez drove in Daniel Nava from third with two outs, smacking a 1-1 slider from Koda Glover to left field. The ball fell in front of left fielder Jayson Werth with no play at the plate.

Gomez lost his job late in the 2016 season, and the Phillies said in the offseason they would hold an open competition in Spring Training. But Phillies manager Pete Mackanin backed off before the spring, giving Gomez the job for now.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
All for nothing: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg entered the game 2-0 with a 1.66 ERA in six career starts in Philadelphia, but the Phillies grinded out three runs against him in seven innings. Freddy Galvis ended an excellent nine-pitch at-bat with a single in the second inning to score Tommy Joseph and give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead. Hernandez beat a throw to first from Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy with two outs in the fifth to score Andrew Knapp, who had doubled for his first big league hit. Howie Kendrick followed with an RBI double.

Hellickson deals, leaves with injury: Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson pitched five scoreless innings, but he left the game in the top of the sixth because of a cramped right forearm.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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