The Nationals inched a step closer to winning the National League East title as they defeated Phillies, 7-3, at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night.
The magic number to win the East is three with six games to go. The Braves defeated the Marlins, keeping Atlanta four games behind Washington.
The Nationals were able to win the game thanks to two home runs by Michael Morse, who drove in four runs. But it was Bryce Harper who drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. With runners on first and second, Harper singled to left field off Tyler Cloyd to drive in Danny Espinosa.
In the next inning, with nobody out, Morse hit a two-run homer, his second of the night, to give Washington a three-run lead. The ball landed in the Nationals' bullpen in right-center field, an estimated 451 feet from home plate.
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