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Phillies edge Nationals

Phillies edge Nationals

Ryan Howard was 2-for-5 with a three-run shot to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Monday.

Philadelphia cashed as -120 road favorites as the teams played over the 9.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Shane Victorino went yard and had two runs batted in for the Phillies, while Jamie Moyer allowed four runs over six innings to pick up the win for Philadelphia.

Adam Dunn was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer for Washington, as Saul Rivera took the loss in relief of starter Daniel Cabrera for the Nationals.