Werth Crushes 2-Run HR for 1000th Career Hit, Nats Beat Phillies 8-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning for his 1,000th career hit, highlighting a five-run rally that sent the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 Saturday night.

Werth got three hits, including an RBI single in the fourth and his two-out shot off reliever Zach Miner.

In his second major league game, Tanner Roark (1-0) pitched two spotless innings. Tyler Clippard surrendered Domonic Brown’s 26th home run in the eighth and Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 29th save.

Jake Diekman (0-3) took the loss.

Darin Ruf also homered for the Phillies, who have dropped 10 straight road games.

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