WASHINGTON D.C., DC — The Philadelphia Phillies tumbled out of a playoff position, getting swept in a doubleheader by the Washington Nationals when Yadiel Hernández hit a game-ending, two-run homer off Brandon Workman for a 2-1 win in the second game.
Austin Voth pitched a three-hitter to win the opener 5-1. Philadelphia (27-29) lost its fourth game in a row and dropped behind Cincinnati (28-28), Milwaukee (27-27) and San Francisco (26-27) for the National League’s eighth and final playoff berth.
Philadelphia (27-29) lost its fourth game in a row and dropped behind Cincinnati, Milwaukee and San Francisco for the NL's final playoff berth.
The Phillies will attempt to salvage the final game of the series tonight at 6:05 p.m. before heading to Tampa to face the Rays in the last series of the regular season.