Phillies rally for a win

April 27, 2009 8:05:54 PM PDT
Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez each hit a grand slam, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies to a wild 13-11 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night for their fifth straight win. Howard's shot to center in the fifth inning tied the score at 6. After the Nationals scored four times in the eighth to go up 11-7, Ibanez capped a six-run surge in the bottom half with a two-out drive to right off Joel Hanrahan (0-1).

With star closer Brad Lidge nursing a sore knee, Ryan Madson got three outs for his first save this season. Lidge is day to day with inflammation in his right knee, the Phillies said.

Ryan Zimmerman hit two of Washington's five homers. Nick Johnson and Adam Dunn each had a two-run shot in the eighth, and Elijah Dukes also connected.

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