WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon and Victor Robles homered in a four-run sixth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 Thursday night to complete a sweep of their rain-shortened series.
Rendon led off the sixth with a tiebreaking drive against Nick Pivetta (4-2), and Robles made it 7-3 with a three-run shot off Edubray Ramos.
Kurt Suzuki also went deep for the Nationals, who earned their first three-game sweep of the season. This victory followed a doubleheader win on Wednesday and postponements Monday and Tuesday.
After sinking to 19-31 on May 23, Washington has used a 17-7 surge to get within two games of .500 (36-38) for the first time since April 28.
Jean Segura and Jay Bruce hit solo homers for