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Good, Bad & Ugly: Howard’s Homers Power Phillies Over Nationals, 9-6

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"I don't know if there's a word the English language has for it yet." —Adam Dunn, May 30, 2009
THE RESULT: Ryan Howard hit two home runs, including an estimated 475-foot grand slam, off Nats starter Shairon Martis to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Washington Nationals 9-6, before 45,121 at Citizen's Bank Park. The home runs were the headliner, but the more pivotal play happened in the bottom of the sixth, with the Phils up just one run, 7-6. With two outs and the bases loaded with Phillies, Ron Villone got Howard to quietly ground to second baseman Anderson Hernandez, which should have ended the inning. Instead, Hernandez booted the routine ground ball, and two more runs came in, sealing the Nats fate Saturday night. ...

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