Roark earns fifth win in Nats rout of Phillies

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Tanner Roark went seven strong innings and got his fifth win of the season.(Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

By Michael Marzzacco

Tanner Roark went seven innings allowing no runs on six hits with seven strikeouts on Saturday afternoon at Nats Park. The Nationals offense gave him all the help he needed for his fifth win with a 8-0 win over the Phillies. Roark improved his record to 5-4.

The Nats got the scoring started with a four run second. With two on, Stephen Drew singled into right field to score Wilson Ramos. Tanner Roark hit a sacrifice bunt to send Anthony Rendon home. Michael Taylor belted a double to bring home Drew. Then Bryce Harper lined a single into centerfield that scored Roark.

Washington added two more runs in the fifth. Rendon doubled home Ramos and Drew hit a sacrifice fly that brought home Rendon. The Nats rounded out the scoring in the eighth with an RBI single by Ben Revere.

The Nationals and Phillies conclude their three game weekend series with a rare late-Sunday afternoon tilt. First pitch is at 4:05.

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