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Hill, Young team up to help Nationals cool off Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA -- Shawn Hill wouldn't let an injury to his non-throwing arm keep him off the mound. It's a good thing for Washington because Hill's pitching like an ace.

Hill pitched eight-plus innings, Dmitri Young homered and the Nationals snapped Philadelphia's five-game winning streak with a 4-2 win Thursday.

"A terrific performance," Washington manager Manny Acta said.

Aaron Rowand hit a solo shot for the Phillies to extend his career-best hitting streak to 14 games.

Hill (2-2) gave up two runs and four hits, striking out three in his 14th career start. The right-hander hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his five starts this season.

Hill missed the 2005 season after having a ligament replaced in his elbow and was shut down after only six starts last year because of elbow problems. He strained his left shoulder on a dive in his last start, but didn't feel any ill effects on the mound.

"The shoulder is a little tight, a little tired, but no big deal," Hill said. "We really needed the win and I wanted to give the bullpen a rest."

Chad Cordero got three outs, fanning Wes Helms with a runner on third to record his second save in four chances.

Coming off a complete-game, 15-strikeout performance at Cincinnati last Saturday, Cole Hamels (2-1) had his shortest outing this season. The left-hander allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

"Coming off a phenomenal performance, it gives you confidence," Hamels said. "I was feeling good for five innings then I just got out of my comfort zone."

The Nationals went ahead 1-0 in the fourth when Young hit an opposite-field homer to right-center, one pitch after left fielder Pat Burrell threw Ryan Zimmerman out at second base trying to stretch a single into a double.

Austin Kearns followed with a drive that nearly reached the seats in left-center, but he settled for a double. Hamels struck out Ryan Church to end the inning.

Washington chased Hamels with three runs in the sixth. Ronnie Belliard and Zimmerman started the inning with consecutive singles and advanced on a wild pitch. After Young lined out, Kearns was intentionally walked.

Church then sliced a two-run single to left to make it 3-0. Michael Restovich walked to the load the bases again and Brian Schneider walked to force in a run. Geoff Geary came in and struck out Hill and retired Josh Wilson on a fly to center.

Despite the loss, Philadelphia won its second straight series and is 9-12 after a terrible 4-11 start.

"If you can win two out of three, two out of three, next thing you know, you'll be over .500," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Notes

The Nationals didn't score in the first inning, extending their NL record streak to start the season to 22 games. ... Burrell hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Phillies. ... Burrell's assist in the third was the team's major league-leading ninth outfield assist. ... Geary has stranded 16 of 17 inherited runners.

 
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Players of the Game
Washington

S. Hill
IP 8.0
H 4
ER 2
BB 2
K 3
Washington

R. Church
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Washington Nationals
Josh Wilson, SS5000014 .077
Ronnie Belliard, 2B4110000 .277
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B4120000 .245
Dmitri Young, 1B4111013 .260
    Robert Fick, 1B0000000 .143
Austin Kearns, RF3120100 .289
Ryan Church, CF4012011 .291
Michael Restovich, LF2000101 .235
    Chris Snelling, LF1000010 .222
Brian Schneider, C3011110 .188
Shawn Hill, P4000024 .222
    Chad Cordero, P0000000 .000
Totals3448437  
Batting
2B - Austin Kearns (8, Hamels)
HR - Dmitri Young (3, Hamels)
RBI - Dmitri Young (11), Ryan Church 2 (11), Brian Schneider (12)
2-OUT RBI - Dmitri Young (5)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Belliard-Zimmerman-Young, Wilson-Young
Washington Nationals
Shawn Hill (W,2-2) 8422231 2.76
Chad Cordero (S,2) 1100010 5.23
HBP - Utley (by Shawn Hill)
Pitches-Strikes - Shawn Hill 105-62, Chad Cordero 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shawn Hill 14-5
Batters Faced - Shawn Hill 29, Chad Cordero 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4000010 .283
Shane Victorino, RF3100100 .272
Chase Utley, 2B3010001 .298
Ryan Howard, 1B4010002 .215
Pat Burrell, LF2001110 .333
Wes Helms, 3B4020013 .301
Aaron Rowand, CF3111002 .364
Rod Barajas, C3000000 .160
Cole Hamels, P1000010 .091
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
   a- Michael Bourn, PH1000000 .214
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
   b- Abraham Nunez, PH1000000 .130
    Francisco Rosario, P0000000 .000
Totals2925224  
a-grounded out for Geary in the 6th
b-grounded out for Madson in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ryan Howard (4, C. Cordero)
HR - Aaron Rowand (4, Hill)
SF - Pat Burrell (1)
RBI - Pat Burrell (9), Aaron Rowand (11)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Pat Burrell 1
DP - Utley-Rollins-Howard
E - Wes Helms (4, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Cole Hamels (L,2-1) 5.1844341 3.24
Geoff Geary 0.2000010 2.45
Ryan Madson 2000010 3.68
Francisco Rosario 1000010 3.38
IBB - Kearns by Cole Hamels
WP - Cole Hamels (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 92-63, Geoff Geary 14-10, Ryan Madson 25-15, Francisco Rosario 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 3-8, Ryan Madson 4-1
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 26, Geoff Geary 2, Ryan Madson 6, Francisco Rosario 3
Game Information
Attendance - 26572
Game Time - 2:24
Temperature - 58
Umpires - Home - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Jerry Crawford, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi