Long ball powers Phillies

Ryan Howard led the way with a two-run homer as the Philadelphia Phillies ran past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies won the game as -152 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under total of (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Kyle Kendrick allowed just two earned runs over six innings for the win, and Brad Lidge closed out the game for his 23rd save.

Jordan Zimmermann was tagged with the Nationals loss, giving up nine hits and five runs over his three innings.