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Phillies lose Lee, defeat Nationals 10-4

By HARVEY VALENTINE
Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee had reached the point where he wasn't thinking about the elbow injury that had sidelined him for two months this season.

Now it's foremost on his mind.

Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.

After throwing ball one to Denard Span with two outs, Lee walked off the mound and tapped his left arm with his glove hand.

''It's pretty much the same thing as it was before,'' said Lee, who said he felt some discomfort throwing before the game and for the first few warm-up pitches each inning.

''The last inning, it never fully went away and it came on a little stronger the next six or seven pitches I threw,'' he said. ''It was there every throw and I just felt like if I kept throwing something was going to snap and I just wanted to make sure that didn't happen.''

Lee, making his third start since missing two months, left the game with an apparent recurrence of the flexor pronator strain that sidelined him in May.

The 35-year-old will be examined by the Phillies team doctor Saturday.

''I mean it was all but gone,'' Lee said of the injury. ''It was out of my mind, and I wasn't thinking about it at all until today when I was throwing those pitches, and there it is again.''

Grady Sizemore had three hits and three RBIs as the Phillies pounded out 17 hits.

Antonio Bastardo (5-4) relieved Lee and retired Span, the only batter he faced, and got the win.

Span had two hits and two RBIs.

Gio Gonzalez (6-7) failed to make it through four innings for the second time in three starts. He allowed five runs and eight hits over 3 2-3 innings.

''A lot of pitches right in the middle of the zone,'' catcher Wilson Ramos said. ''That was a problem today. A lot of pitches up in the zone, too.''

With Ryan Zimmerman sidelined, the NL East-leading Nationals bolstered their infield Thursday, acquiring two-time All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera and cash from the Cleveland Indians for shortstop Zach Walters.

Cabrera will play second base with Anthony Rendon shifted to third in Zimmerman's absence

It was Revere's fourth straight multi-hit game.

''Ben's just really peppering the ball, squaring up and using the whole field,'' Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

The Nationals pulled within 5-3 on Span's 2-run single in the fifth.

Philadelphia added two in the sixth on Rollins' RBI-single and Utley's sacrifice fly.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Manager Matt Williams said there's still no timetable for the return of Zimmerman, out since July 23 with a strained right hamstring.

''He's going to do nothing for two weeks,'' Williams said. ''We'll make an evaluation after that.''

ON DECK

Nationals: Doug Fister (10-2, 2.69) will be looking to win his sixth straight decision when he faces Philadelphia on Friday. He's 5-0 in his last six starts, with a 2.21 ERA.

Phillies: Roberto Hernandez (5-8, 4.14) looks to continue his recent success. Over his last three starts, he's 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA.

TRADING DAY

Nationals: For Cabrera, the Nationals parted with Walters, 24, who hit .234 with three homers runs and six RBIs in 40 games over the last two seasons.

''By shock, as anybody else would,'' Williams said about how Walters's reacted to the news. ''He got called into the office, he thought he was in trouble for something, and I said `No, we've made this trade.'''

Phillies: Despite much speculation, the deadline passed without general manager Ruben Amaro making a move.

''We were looking for players that would help us,'' he said. ''But I think we were very reasonable in the discussions that we had. Frankly I don't think the clubs were aggressive enough for the kind of talent that we have on our club.''

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

G. Sizemore
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Washington

D. Span
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Ben Revere, CF6241000.306.326.366
Jimmy Rollins, SS5131013.245.325.409
Chase Utley, 2B3002103.287.353.433
Marlon Byrd, RF5222013.271.319.476
Carlos Ruiz, C5120000.275.373.380
Grady Sizemore, LF5133001.244.305.358
Darin Ruf, 1B4110133.154.281.308
Andres Blanco, 3B2010001.333.368.389
   Justin De Fratus, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Ryan Howard, PH1000011.222.305.378
   Jake Diekman, P0000000.000.000.000
   Ken Giles, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Reid Brignac, PH1000010.247.329.384
   Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000.000.000.000
Cliff Lee, P1000011.250.250.250
   Antonio Bastardo, P0000000.0001.000.000
   c-Domonic Brown, PH1101000.231.281.339
   Mario Hollands, P0000000.000.000.000
   Cody Asche, 3B3110000.245.298.383
Totals4210171028    
a-struck out for De Fratus in the 7th
b-struck out for Giles in the 9th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Bastardo in the 4th
Batting
2B - Grady Sizemore (15, G. Gonzalez)
SF - Chase Utley (7)
SH - Andres Blanco (2)
RBI - Ben Revere (13), Jimmy Rollins (49), Chase Utley 2 (56), Marlon Byrd 2 (62), Grady Sizemore 3 (20), Domonic Brown (50)
2-OUT RBI - Grady Sizemore (6)
SB - Ben Revere (30, 2nd base off Stammen/Ramos), Jimmy Rollins 2 (21, 2nd base off Stammen/Ramos, 2nd base off Blevins/Ramos)
CS - Grady Sizemore (1, 3rd base by Detwiler/Ramos)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Utley-Rollins-Ruf
PB - Carlos Ruiz (3)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cliff Lee 2.2100040 3.65
Antonio Bastardo (W,5-4) 0.1000000 4.14
Mario Hollands 1.1433110 4.78
Justin De Fratus 1.2000010 2.78
Jake Diekman 0.2311010 4.47
Ken Giles (H,6) 1.1000030 0.87
Jonathan Papelbon 1000000 1.79
WP - Mario Hollands (3)
HBP - Hairston (by Mario Hollands)
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 31-24, Antonio Bastardo 2-2, Mario Hollands 28-16, Justin De Fratus 19-14, Jake Diekman 21-16, Ken Giles 19-12, Jonathan Papelbon 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 2-2, Mario Hollands 1-1, Justin De Fratus 2-2, Ken Giles 1-0
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 9, Antonio Bastardo 1, Mario Hollands 9, Justin De Fratus 5, Jake Diekman 5, Ken Giles 4, Jonathan Papelbon 3
Washington Nationals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Denard Span, CF4022001.290.349.394
Anthony Rendon, 3B3100104.277.336.460
Jayson Werth, RF4000035.281.371.438
Wilson Ramos, C4011010.289.337.383
Ian Desmond, SS4000021.248.300.428
Bryce Harper, LF4110010.261.344.382
Kevin Frandsen, 1B4220010.242.294.302
Danny Espinosa, 2B3021002.221.287.354
   a-Adam LaRoche, PH1000000.266.367.430
Gio Gonzalez, P1000011.115.115.231
   Ross Detwiler, P0000000.000.500.000
   b-Scott Hairston, PH0000000.245.278.367
   Jerry Blevins, P0000000.000.000.000
   Aaron Barrett, P0000000.000.000.000
   c-Nate McLouth, PH1000011.174.281.239
   Craig Stammen, P0000000.333.333.500
   d-Jose Lobaton, PH1000000.206.268.290
Totals34484110    
a-flied out for Espinosa in the 9th
b-hit by pitch for Detwiler in the 5th
c-struck out for Barrett in the 7th
d-flied out for Stammen in the 9th
Batting
2B - Kevin Frandsen (6, Diekman), Danny Espinosa (13, Lee)
RBI - Denard Span 2 (23), Wilson Ramos (24), Danny Espinosa (22)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Bryce Harper 1
E - Anthony Rendon 2 (10, Throwing)
Washington Nationals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gio Gonzalez (L,6-7) 3.2855120 3.88
Ross Detwiler 1.1200000 3.60
Jerry Blevins 1222010 5.45
Aaron Barrett 1000020 3.21
Craig Stammen 2533130 3.81
IBB - Utley by Craig Stammen
WP - Jerry Blevins (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Gio Gonzalez 77-47, Ross Detwiler 15-8, Jerry Blevins 24-15, Aaron Barrett 18-12, Craig Stammen 42-25
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gio Gonzalez 5-5, Ross Detwiler 1-2, Jerry Blevins 1-1, Aaron Barrett 1-1
Batters Faced - Gio Gonzalez 21, Ross Detwiler 5, Jerry Blevins 5, Aaron Barrett 4, Craig Stammen 11
Game Information
Attendance - 35722
Game Time - 3:31
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Hal Gibson, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Eric Cooper