Hamels, Howard lead Phillies past Nationals 8-4

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

April 7, 2010 7:50:59 PM PDT
Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and an RBI double, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Wednesday night for their first 2-0 start to a season since 2003.