Bohm, Harper lead Phillies to victory over Nationals to sweep series

PHILADELPHIA — Alec Bohm homered and drove in five runs, Bryce Harper doubled and drove in two runs and the Philadelphia Phillies swept their sixth series of the season by beating the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Sunday.

Kody Clemens hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for Philadelphia (34-14), the team with the most wins in the Major Leagues. The Phillies tied their franchise record for best start through the first 48 games, tying the 1976 and 1993 teams.

Jesse Winker and Eddie Rosario homered for the Nationals, who ended an 11-day, nine-game road trip by losing their fifth straight and seventh in their last eight games, including the last three to Philadelphia.

Aaron Nola (6-2) allowed two earned runs on two hits with five strikeouts and three walks in seven innings. It was Nola’s 100th quality start since early 2018. He was coming off his fourth major league shutout.

For the Nationals, Venezuelans Ildemaro Vargas was 0 for 4 with one run scored and Keibert Ruiz was 1 for 4 with one RBI. Puerto Rican Rosario is 4-1 with one run scored and two RBIs.

For the Phillies, Dominican Johan Rojas was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

 
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