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Brown hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.
The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off Papelbon (1-0). It was the first blown save for Papelbon, who had converted his previous 13 chances.
"He's been great for us," Brown said. "I told him we're going to fight for him and we ended up coming up with the win."
Abad struck out pinch-hitter Steven Lerud for the second out before Brown fisted the winning hit to center. Papelbon was the first player to greet Brown in celebration as he was rounding first base.
"I was trying to stay as short and quick as I can, especially with a tough lefty like Abad," Brown said after his first career walkoff hit. "It feels great. It's an unbelievable feeling. It's priceless."
Papelbon easily retired the first two batters in the ninth and had Tracy in an 0-2 hole. But Tracy, who pinch-hit in the seventh and stayed in the game, hit his third home run, barely clearing the wall just inside the foul pole in right.
"He was trying to be short. I fought off two pitches and finally hit one," Tracy said. "Everybody was feeling good and emotions were high. Personally it was good for me, but nobody's happy right now. A loss is a loss."
"We're trying to get some games on the Nats," Brown said. "It feels good to get a win, especially after a long road trip."
John Lannan, a former mainstay in the Nationals' rotation, made his first start since April 17 after a nearly two-month stint on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his left knee. He allowed six hits and two runs in five innings, striking out four and walking one in his first start against his former club.
"I felt like he did a pretty good job for his first time back," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "The 92 pitches were a little deeper than I thought that he would go in the game. He did alright. His five innings were big."
Said Lannan, "Just getting back in the swing of things. It felt awesome. It's been a lot of time and a lot of hard work. I'm happy to be back."
Stephen Lombardozzi had two hits, including an RBI double, for the Nationals, who have lost three of four.
"It was a tough loss after a good comeback," Washington manager Davey Johnson said.
Howard led off the second with a solo shot to tie it at 1. It was the eighth homer of the season for Howard, who had been mired in a power slump. The slugger entered with just one homer since May 7, but launched Dan Haren's offering into the second deck deep in right field.
"I've been trying to put together some good at-bats and let the power come when it comes," Howard said.
Haren continued his recent struggles and remained winless in his last seven starts (0-5, 6.22 ERA) since May 9. Haren is 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA in six career starts against Philadelphia.
"He pitched good in spots," Johnson said. "He left some balls over the plate but finished strong. We have faith in him. He'll be fine."
Philadelphia went ahead 3-1 in the third on Young's two-run double to right that just eluded the glove of a diving Jayson Werth. Washington pulled within 3-2 in the fourth on Lombardozzi's RBI double and Howard's fifth-inning RBI single put the Phillies back up by two runs.
|Ben Revere, who begins the Phils' ninth-inning comeback with a single, scores the winning run as they rally past the Nats. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Jeff Kobernus, CF||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.167|
|a- Roger Bernadina, PH-CF||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.180|
|Anthony Rendon, 2B||3||1||0||0||1||1||0||.344|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Jayson Werth, RF||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.262|
|Ian Desmond, SS||4||0||1||1||0||0||2||.286|
|Chris Marrero, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ian Krol, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Adam LaRoche, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.236|
|Tyler Clippard, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Fernando Abad, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kurt Suzuki, C||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||.222|
|Stephen Lombardozzi, LF||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||.228|
|Dan Haren, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||.208|
|c- Chad Tracy, PH-1B||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||.152|
|a-flied out for Kobernus in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Krol in the 8th|
|c-lined out for Haren in the 7th|
|2B - Ryan Zimmerman (11, Adams), Kurt Suzuki (8, Lannan), Stephen Lombardozzi (7, Lannan)|
|HR - Chad Tracy (3, Papelbon)|
|RBI - Jayson Werth (16), Ian Desmond (34), Stephen Lombardozzi (14), Chad Tracy (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ian Desmond (14), Chad Tracy (3)|
|SB - Stephen Lombardozzi (1, 3rd base off Lannan/Quintero)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Outfield Assists - Jayson Werth 1|
|Fernando Abad (L,0-2)||0.2||3||1||1||0||1||0||1.69|
|HBP - Quintero (by Tyler Clippard)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 115-65, Ian Krol 16-12, Tyler Clippard 28-22, Fernando Abad 22-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 6-8, Ian Krol 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Dan Haren 27, Ian Krol 3, Tyler Clippard 6, Fernando Abad 5|
|Ben Revere, CF||5||2||2||0||0||1||0||.274|
|Michael Young, 3B||5||1||1||0||0||0||2||.280|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||4||1||1||0||1||0||1||.261|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||3||1||3||2||1||0||0||.274|
|Michael Martinez, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jonathan Papelbon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Steven Lerud, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|Domonic Brown, LF||4||0||2||1||1||1||3||.280|
|Delmon Young, RF||3||0||1||2||0||0||2||.231|
|John Mayberry Jr., RF||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.260|
|Kevin Frandsen, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.288|
|Freddy Galvis, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.209|
|Humberto Quintero, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.245|
|John Lannan, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.250|
|Michael Stutes, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Adams, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Laynce Nix, PH-1B||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||.221|
|a-struck out for Papelbon in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Bastardo in the 8th|
|2B - Delmon Young (6, Haren)|
|3B - Michael Young (3, Haren)|
|HR - Ryan Howard (8, Haren)|
|RBI - Ryan Howard 2 (36), Domonic Brown (49), Delmon Young 2 (17)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard (9), Domonic Brown (19), Delmon Young 2 (7)|
|SB - Ben Revere (17, 2nd base off Haren/Suzuki), Jimmy Rollins (7, 2nd base off Haren/Suzuki)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Rollins-Frandsen-Howard|
|Michael Stutes (H,2)||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.32|
|Mike Adams (H,8)||0.2||2||1||1||0||0||0||4.13|
|Antonio Bastardo (H,8)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.00|
|Jonathan Papelbon (BS,1; W,1-0)||1||1||1||1||0||1||1||1.75|
|HBP - Zimmerman (by John Lannan)|
|Pitches-Strikes - John Lannan 92-54, Michael Stutes 22-15, Mike Adams 13-8, Antonio Bastardo 4-3, Jonathan Papelbon 14-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lannan 7-3, Michael Stutes 2-4, Mike Adams 2-0, Antonio Bastardo 1-0|
|Batters Faced - John Lannan 22, Michael Stutes 6, Mike Adams 4, Antonio Bastardo 1, Jonathan Papelbon 4|
|Attendance - 44990|
|Game Time - 3:11|
|Temperature - 80|
|Umpires - Home - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Scott Barry|