Grand slam not enough, Phils lose

WASHINGTON (AP) - September 10, 2009 The NL East-leading Phillies, who began the day with a six-game edge over Florida, had won nine straight against Washington. The Nationals won for only the second time in 12 games overall.

Desmond, a 24-year-old shortstop who was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, had a fourth-inning RBI double and a three-run homer to key a five-run fifth. He narrowly missed a home run in his first at-bat, flying out to deep center field.

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