Offense revs up too late for Phils vs. Nats

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Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon hit back-to-back home runs against Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta in the fifth inning to make it 4-0. It was the first time this season the Nats hit back-to-back homers. It also was Zimmerman’s 12th homer of the year, which leads the National League.

Nats right-hander Matt Albers picked up his first career save in his 461st career appearance.

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

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

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


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