Nationals 4, Phillies 3
Game 140 - Thursday Night, September 7th in Washington
Record - 53-87, 5th place, 33 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Adam Morgan turned in his first shaky relief outing in weeks, allowing the Nationals to mount a come-from-behind 4-3 win.
What It Means: The Nationals magic number to clinch the N.L. East pennant is now four.
What Happened: Morgan allowed a two-run single to Trea Turner in the sixth, giving the Nationals their 4-3 lead. Jorge Alfaro (2) and Tommy Joseph (21) homered for the Phillies. Ryan Madson pitched a perfect eighth inning for the Nationals, marking the first time in his career he's faced his original team.
Featured Card: Odubel Herrera had two hits to extend his Major League leading hitting streak to 20 games. It's the longest Phillies hitting streak since Chase Utley hit in 35 straight games in 2006.