Phillies top Nats in 10 with walk-off sac fly

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The Nationals were in control thanks to a solid start from right-hander Tanner Roark and a strong day from Jayson Werth, who continued to punish his former team. As if he feeds off the boos showered down on him from the fans at Citizens Bank Park, Werth had four hits and homered twice.

Werth launched a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson — who gave up three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. This marked Werth’s 14th career multi-homer game, the last three at Citizens Bank Park as a member of the Nationals.

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Werth does it again: Philly fans still welcome Werth with a heavy chorus of boos each time he returns, even though he played his last game with the Phillies seven years ago and is entering the final year of his contract with the Nationals.

An error by shortstop Trea Turner led to a two-run double from Galvis in the fourth inning, giving the Phillies a 2-1 lead. Hellickson could not hold it, however and served up a two-out, two-run homer to Werth. Werth has hit 15 home runs at Citizens Bank Park since 2011, his first year with the Nats, the most of any visiting player during that span.

Chance to end it: The Phillies had a chance to win the game in the ninth inning, after a leadoff walk and an error by Albers gave them a pair of runners on. But the Nats called on left-hander Enny Romero to bail them out of the jam. Even after he gave up a one-out single to Brock Stassi to load the bases, Romero induced a grounder from Cesar Hernandez for a force out at home before Daniel Nava flew out to end the threat.

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

Ben Harris is a reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia and covered the Phillies on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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