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Nats' Gonzalez tops Phils for 21st win of year

Nats' Gonzalez tops Phils for 21st win of year

ESPN.com Updated Sep 27, 2012
Gio Gonzalez became the first 21-game winner in the majors, Michael Morse hit two homers and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Thursday night to move closer to an NL East title.
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  • Phil Sheridan: Phillies' future filled with questions

    Phil Sheridan: Phillies' future filled with questions

    philly.com Sep 27, 2012
    There was no mistaking the wistfulness in Charlie Manuel's voice. A few hours before Citizens Bank Park began its longest hibernation in a half-decade, the Phillies manager was talking about heady days when his championship lineup was coming together.
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  • Werth has no hard feelings about Philly

    Werth has no hard feelings about Philly

    MLB.com Sep 27, 2012
    Jayson Werth hasn't made any more friends in Philadelphia this week. The Nationals' outfielder has been booed all season by the same fans who cheered him for during four years in Philadelphia, where he was an All-Star in 2009 and helped lead the Phillie…
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  • Ruiz not slowed since returning from DL

    Ruiz not slowed since returning from DL

    MLB.com Sep 27, 2012
    An injured left foot derailed Carlos Ruiz's season in August, when the Phillies placed him on the disabled list.
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  • As Playoff Dreams Drift Away, Phillies Fans Will Do Anything To…

    As Playoff Dreams Drift Away, Phillies Fans Will Do Anything To Mask The Stench

    deadspin.com Sep 27, 2012
    With the Nationals and Braves storming to guaranteed playoff spots, it stands to figure that the teams would leave some division foes in the wake of their success. Sure, the Marlins and Mets found themselves buried with regularity this year, but for Phi…
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  • David Murphy: Manuel not sold yet on Ruf as everyday player

    David Murphy: Manuel not sold yet on Ruf as everyday player

    philly.com Sep 27, 2012
    IT HAS BEEN SAID a time or two that baseball is a game of failure, so much so that a man can find himself conditioned to expect it. Take Charlie Manuel. On Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies manager sat on a dugout bench and shooed away questions about t…
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  • Harper homers; Nats inch closer to division title

    Harper homers; Nats inch closer to division title

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2012
    Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also connected and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night to move closer toward winning their first division title since moving to Washington.
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  • Video - Gonzalez Picks Up 21st Win Of The Season 00:31

    Gonzalez Picks Up 21st Win Of The Season

    Sep 27
    Michael Morse homers twice in Nationals' win.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 4 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Sep 27
    Roger Goodell's influence will be felt when the struggling Saints and Packers meet on Sunday, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Saviors now, regular refs will be scrutinized more than ever in…

    Sep 27
    When the NFL's regular crews of referees mercifully get back to work, starting Thursday night in Baltimore, let's hope they're ready for their close-up. Because this is going to be the closest close-up the league's game officials have ever experienced.
  • Fans venting on the replacement referees, plus the Thursday pick

    Sep 27
    The shockwave of the replacement referees' legacy, plus Thursday's Skunk of the Week.