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WASHINGTON -- On his team's most chaotic day of the season, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel didn't give his players a fiery pep talk or words of wisdom -- or any advice at all.
"The best thing you can do sometimes is not say nothing," Manuel said.
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On the same day Philadelphia traded outfielders Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants, one of the Phillies' other former All-Stars heavily involved in trade rumors -- Lee -- excelled.
Lee (2-6) allowed five hits and one walk and struck out seven for Philadelphia, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
"I signed here to win here," Lee said. "Obviously, nobody is happy with the way this year has gone, but this is where I want to be."
Stephen Strasburg (11-5) allowed a season-high six earned runs and had season-lows with three strikeouts and 65 pitches.
"Obviously, he didn't have his best stuff and his location wasn't real good," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. "He was fighting himself, young pitcher, lost a little poise. It's part of growing up. "
Lee hit a two-out single to drive in John Mayberry Jr. in the fourth inning. For good measure, Lee stole second, his second career steal, before scoring on Rollins' fourth career inside-the-park home run.
Rollins blasted the ball off the wall in right, and outfielder Bryce Harper crashed into the fence. The ball rolled back toward the infield and Harper had little chance to throw out Rollins once the right fielder recovered the ball.
"I thought I could catch it. I didn't," said Harper, who added he was not hurt on the play.
It was just one of the ways the last-place Phillies -- still 15 1-2 games out of first place in the NL East -- were sharper than the first-place Nationals on Tuesday, a day Philadelphia seemingly acknowledged its run of five straight division titles would end.
Ryan Howard reached first base after striking out on a wild pitch in the seventh inning.
"No one's giving up. No one's folded yet," Lee said. "So, it's game on."
|Jimmy Rollins contributes with an inside-the-park home run against Stephen Strasburg and the Nats. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Jimmy Rollins, SS||5||1||1||2||0||1||3||.250|
|Juan Pierre, LF||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||.312|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||.236|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||1||0||1||1||1||.217|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||5||1||1||1||0||0||3||.340|
|Laynce Nix, RF||5||0||1||1||0||3||2||.293|
|John Mayberry Jr., CF||4||1||2||0||1||1||2||.235|
|Kevin Frandsen, 3B||4||1||1||2||0||0||3||.429|
|Cliff Lee, P||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||.194|
|a- Domonic Brown, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kyle Kendrick, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.063|
|Michael Schwimer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Lee in the 8th|
|2B - Carlos Ruiz (28, Strasburg), John Mayberry Jr. (14, Strasburg)|
|HR - Jimmy Rollins (10, Strasburg), Kevin Frandsen (1, Strasburg)|
|RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (38), Carlos Ruiz (58), Laynce Nix (12), Kevin Frandsen 2 (2), Cliff Lee (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (14), Laynce Nix (9), Kevin Frandsen 2 (2), Cliff Lee (2)|
|SB - Juan Pierre 2 (25, 2nd base off Strasburg/Flores, off Strasburg/Flores), Cliff Lee (1, 2nd base off Strasburg/Flores)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Cliff Lee (W,2-6)||7||5||0||0||1||7||0||3.73|
|Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 103-68, Antonio Bastardo 5-4, Kyle Kendrick 4-3, Michael Schwimer 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 11-3|
|Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 27, Antonio Bastardo 2, Kyle Kendrick 1, Michael Schwimer 3|
|Stephen Lombardozzi, 2B||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.271|
|Bryce Harper, RF||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.258|
|Danny Espinosa, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.245|
|Michael Morse, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.302|
|Tyler Moore, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.293|
|Mark DeRosa, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||4||0||.148|
|Jesus Flores, C||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.228|
|Roger Bernadina, CF||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||.284|
|Stephen Strasburg, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.333|
|Tom Gorzelanny, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|a- Chad Tracy, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.260|
|Henry Rodriguez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Drew Storen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Gorzelanny in the 7th|
|2B - Jesus Flores (11, Lee)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Lombardozzi-Espinosa-Moore|
|E - Jesus Flores (4, Throwing)|
|Stephen Strasburg (L,11-5)||4||8||6||6||1||3||2||3.12|
|WP - Tom Gorzelanny (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Stephen Strasburg 65-40, Tom Gorzelanny 35-22, Henry Rodriguez 38-23, Drew Storen 4-4|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Stephen Strasburg 3-5, Tom Gorzelanny 2-6, Henry Rodriguez 2-1, Drew Storen 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Stephen Strasburg 20, Tom Gorzelanny 12, Henry Rodriguez 8, Drew Storen 3|
|Attendance - 30167|
|Game Time - 2:56|
|Temperature - 82|
|Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jordan Baker|